cup, coffee and saucer

manufacturer: Miles Mason pottery (estab. 1752, closed 1822);  manufacturer: [Brown Westhead and Moore]; 

circa 1862
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cup, coffee and saucer, decorated round the body consisting of panels framed by wavy pinks ribbons enclosing, alternatively, with flowers and leaves and a marbled pattern. Panels surrounded by a vermicule ground with a gold band top and bottom. Row of dots beneath. Foot, rim and handle also gilded.

cup, coffee and saucer Bone China, coffee can with loop handle and Mason’s characteristic thumb rest. coffee can and saucer both decorated overglaze with Pattern No. 483, deep border pattern of asymmetrical panels formed by pink ribbons, gold rock pattern within, alternating with red and gold flowers, on aground of gold vermicelli, bounded by gold bands and beading with gilded rims and handle.

Miles Mason produced a wide variety of decorative patterns for his porcelain and bone china bodies, around 856 during his lifetime. Some of the hand-painted enamel patterns are extremely attractive both in originality of design and execution and clearly show the skill of the artists involved. In common with most other porcelain manufacturers he adopted bone china as his standard body during the early 1800s. The overglaze decorated wares nearly always had bute shaped cups and coffee cans.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Miles Mason pottery (estab. 1752, closed 1822)
manufacturer: [Brown Westhead and Moore]
Production place
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Production date
circa 1862
Media description
bone china, hand-painted, enamels, gilded
cup: 62 x 87 x 64 mm
saucer: 32 x 138 mm
Measurement details
depth: 64mm
Credit line
bequest of Alwynne Jona OAM, Melbourne 2013
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
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