Tea Bowl Cup And Saucer Pink Copper Luster Floral 1810 Georgian Staffordshire
This is a Georgian period handless pink copper luster cup and saucer made by an unknown Staffordshire, England maker... possibly Worcester... dating to 1790-1820 with copper, pink or purple floral luster decoration on hard paste porcelain.
The cup in the antique George II style of early teaware with no handle, is 2.5 inches high by 3,5 inches in diameter and the deep saucer is 1.25 inches deep and is 5.5 inches in diameter.
The cups were also called sipper cups, and tea or Bohea was also drunk from the deep saucer.
The pink and purple foliage and berry copper luster design is very attractive and is all hand painted.
The handleless tea bowl cup and saucer is in very good +++ used vintage condition with no major flaws. There are slight fleabites on the cup rim, more felt than seen, minor trim wear and some normal mineral impurities from manufacturing.
Considering the age, compared to many I have had, this is in very good condition, and an historic example of the development of drinking tea.