A fine Herculaneum porcelain tea set in the New Oval shape. This fine Regency period set is all beautifully hand-painted with a rich Imari pattern with lavish gilding. The fabulous, large teapot is illustrated in Miller & Berthoud's "Anthology of British Teapots", pages 226 and 227. This is a rare opportunity to buy a large and highly-decorative early set in this lovely pattern which dates to around 1810. It is extremely impressive on display!
The pattern number 1161 is marked in small, gold letters to the base of some pieces; the set is otherwise unmarked. It comprises of 22 pieces, as listed below:
1 teapot and lid (approximately 7 inches high & 11 inches wide)
1 teapot stand
1 sugar box and lid
1 cream jug
5 tea cups
5 coffee cans
This beautiful set is over 220 years old. The teapot is in very good condition. There is a glaze line inside the teapot which doesn't go through to the outside. One coffee can has staining at the bottom and one has a fine crack. One saucer has a fine star crack on the rim and another saucer has had a broken section re-attached and repaired. One tea cup has had a v section glued back in. The teapot stand has a little gilt loss (not seen when the teapot is in place) and there is a little gilt loss to the rim of the creamer.
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