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Flight & Barr Porcelain Teacup Trio, Brown and Gilt Pattern, Georgian, 1792-1804

US$320per set
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This is a beautiful "true trio" consisting of a teacup, a coffee cup and a saucer, made by Flight & Barr between 1792 and 1804. The items are decorated with a sohpisticated abstract-looking pattern of brown and gilt daisies playfully trailing between brown half circles set in a gilt band. In the late 18th and early 19th century cups and saucers were sold as trios, now often called "true trios"; as you would never drink tea and coffee at the same time, why invest in an extra saucer? Flight & Barr was the continuation of the famous Worcester Porcelain Company. In fact the factory went through various partnerships and names, most of which involved either the name Barr, Flight, or both (or double!). This confusing period in the factory's existence is often called the "Flight & Barr" period. Eventually the factory absorbed some of its spin-offs and was turned into the Royal Worcester, which became very famous in the late 19th and 20th Centuries. During the late 18th and entire 19th Century they were among the leaders of china production, producing exceptionally finely painted and sculpted forms. This trio is shaped in a charming shape with fine ring handles. The porcelain is very white and strong early porcelain from before the days of bone china; the Worcester factory was known for its very fine quality. All three items have an incised B on the underside, a mark that was used between 1792 and 1804. Condition report The set is in perfect antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing, and hardly any wear. Antique British porcelain is never perfect. Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. British makers were also known for their experimentation, and sometimes this resulted in technically imperfect results. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker's recipes, probably unknown at the time of making. Items have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear, and gilt can have signs of slight disintegration even if never handled. I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account. There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Dimensions (diameter) teacup 8.2cm (3.25");coffee cup 7cm (2.75"); saucer 14.2cm (5.6").

Details

  • Creator
    Flight & Barr Worcester (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Width: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1790-1799
  • Date of Manufacture
    1792-1804
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In excellent antique condition; no damage, repairs or crazing and minimal wear.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A-WOR551stDibs: LU4805124127132

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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