Antique Tea Cup, Saucer & Side Plate Trio, Gaudy Welsh, 19th Century.
Gaudy Welsh, Oyster pattern cup, saucer and side plate trio, imported from England.
This folksy, unpretentious pottery was originally made in England and Wales between 1820 and 1860 for working class families and was not made to be perfect. It was thick and coarse, full of pitting and woefully out of shape.
Today it is highly collectible and this pretty trio is a fine example. It features the Oyster pattern which is hand painted in cobalt blue, burnt orange with touches of copper luster and pink luster on a white background.
All 3 pieces are in excellent condition aside from some very minor wear to the pink edges. It has all the characteristic flaws you would expect to find which are shown in the pictures and only add to it's whimsical charm.
Dimensions: cup height 2 3/8", cup width including handle 4 1/4", saucer diameter 5 1/2", side plate diameter 6 1/4", total height 2 3/4".
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