Aynsley, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aynsley_China founded by John Aynsley, is a favourite supplier of bone china to the English royal family. Both Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales, chose Aynsley china as wedding presents from the British china industry.
This hard to find, Victorian Aynsley bone china teacup and saucer duo dates to between 1900 – 1904, manufactured by John Aynsley & Sons (Ltd), Portland Works, Longton. Staffordshire Potteries, The Victorians loved lots of details and this set is not short of that. Decorated with a hand painted chinz design and overlapping bold purple flowers on a background of connecting black swirls. Bold black and green lines encircle the inside of the teacup and the saucer which stand out against the white background. The teacup is a Pembroke shape with a nice wide brim and sits on a low footed base. The handle is a D handle shape and has a slight thumb rest.
Teacup diameter 9.7cm
Teacup height 5.3cm
Saucer diameter 14cm
CONDITION: In very good antique condition. Beautiful bright colours. The irregular patterns and straying of paint are perfect evidence of a genuine antique hand painted piece. There are some firing spots which are commensurate with older china. (Click on About Our China for more details on condition).
Back stamps shows Aynsley – England
This duo is perfect for those who are interested and appreciate the Victorian era and enjoy collecting English antiques.