cup, bowl, and saucer

manufacturer: New Hall china manufactory (English, estab. 1781, closed 1836);  attributed to: Neale & Wilson (English, estab. circa 1784, closed 1795); 

circa 1780-1785
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Description
teabowl, coffee cup and saucer, teabowl, coffee cup and saucer, interior of teabowl, saucer and exterior of coffee cup, hand painted with an enamel border in maroon, above a gilded line and scalloped decoration with gilded foliate design trailing from the point of each scallop. The teabowl has a gilded rim and a central gilded line to the exterior, with a gilded line above the foot, the well of the teabowl and saucer are decorated with the gilded foliate design and the well of the saucer is outlined with gilded. The coffee cup has a gilded rim and lined handle with a thin gilded line below the rim in the interior of the cup. It also has a gilded line above the foot rim. The Neale and Wilson porcelains were manufactured in Staffordshire as early as 1783 to around 1790 and possibly later. The body incorporated bone ash and was the forerunner of bone china. They were known for the quality of their wares and the neoclassical design. The shape of the coffee cup is distinctive.
Maker and role
manufacturer: New Hall china manufactory (English, estab. 1781, closed 1836)
attributed to: Neale & Wilson (English, estab. circa 1784, closed 1795)
Production place
Shelton, Staffordshire potteries district, Staffordshire, England
Production date
circa 1780-1785
Media description
hybrid bone porcelain, hand-painted, enamel border
Measurements
teabowl: 50 x 85 mm
cup: 70 x 85 x 65 mm
saucer: 35 x 133 mm
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
Accession number
A1302