A striking hand painted Diamond China antique teacup trio. Manufactured by Blyth Porcelain Co Ltd, Blyth Works, High Street, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries, England, (formerly Dresden Porcelain Co). The teacup trio dates to circa. 1913 and is decorated with a typical Japanese Imari pattern, incorporating some geometrical shapes. The main colour is a bold cobalt blue highlighted with small gilded geometrical frames, each depicting very organic shapes, with touches of deep red patterns. These bright colour stand out well against the contrasting white background. The Gainsborough shaped teacup sits lightly on a footed base and has a delightful ring shaped gilded handle.
Teacup height 6.2cm
Teacup diameter 9.5cm
Saucer diameter 14cm
Tea Plate diameter 17.5cm
Pattern No. 5341
Condition: All pieces are in very good antique condition. The gilding is very bright and intact, with only some evidence of wear on the teacup handle, rim and the central circular band on the plates. There are some tiny firing spots and a few tiny flecks of stray blue paint. This trio was produced over 100 years ago and these characteristics are commensurate with china from this era. (Click on About Our China for more details on condition).
Back stamp shows the Diamond China mark.
There is a matching sugar bowl, milk jug and cake plate, which are sold separately and would complete the set beautifully.