Vintage Early Signed Crown Staffordshire 6 Piece Miniature Tea Set On Tray
25 February, 2019
VINTAGE EARLY SIGNED CROWN STAFFORDSHIRE 6 PIECE MINIATURE TEA SET ON TRAY. A darling little hand decorated china or porcelain six (6) piece miniature tea set consisting of a teapot and lid, a sugar bowl and lid, a creamer or cream pitcher and an oval tray. The pattern is trimmed in a very deep red or maroon color and each piece is hand painted in very colorful floral pattern (I believe the hand painted colors are applied over transfer outlines). The pattern is all outlined with lavish gold and there is hand painted gold trim to the rims and handles as well. Both sides of the sugar and creamer are not pictured due to photo limitations, but they are decorated essentially the same on both sides. There is a glossy finish to the glaze on all the pieces. The set was made in Staffordshire, England. Please note: the faint spots you may see in the photos are from my camera and are not on the porcelain. This set has been in my personal collection since 1999. The underside of the four major pieces are all clearly signed with the Crown Staffordshire mark in green. According to the book Kovels New Dictionary of Marks: Pottery & Porcelain 1850 To the Present by Ralph & Terry Kovel this mark would have been in use from circa 1906 to circa 1930. This mark is shown as Mark K on page 87 of this same book. A very attractive and desirable little miniature set! I do my best to describe all items as accurately as possible and to the best of my ability. Some of my photos may be somewhat lighter or darker than actual to better show detail or color. However, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or with requests for additional pictures. Our store has many unique and interesting items in several different categories from 35 years of our dealing and collecting antiques and collectables. The entire set is in excellent condition. Please look closely at the photos as they are an important part of my description of this item. There are no chips, flea bites, repairs, cracks or hairlines. I checked each piece over carefully with a black light and found no evidence of damage or repairs. I see no crazing to the glaze. There are only some very light signs of use or wear and some very minor wear to the gold trim see the photos. Anything else you think you see is a reflection of light in the photos. Please keep in mind these photos can be blown up at least 8X-10X times normal, so anything you see will look 8X-10X times larger in the photos than it really is. Please note: if you see a dark spot in the photos it is from my camera and is not a mark on the piece. It will be either just to the right of center towards the bottom or slightly above center on the right side of the photo. The miniature teapot is about 2.625 (6.7 cm) from spout to handle. The sugar bowl is about 2 (5.1 cm) across the handles. The creamer is about 1.625 (4.1 cm) from spout to handle. The tray is about 7.5 (19.1 cm) long by about 5.625 (14.3 cm) wide. About 2 pounds 4.625 ounces (1.039 kilograms) for the set. On heavier items I will also offer a less expensive option, if available. The item “VINTAGE EARLY SIGNED CROWN STAFFORDSHIRE 6 PIECE MINIATURE TEA SET ON TRAY” is in sale since Friday, April 13, 2018. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Crown Staffordshire”. The seller is “rvhound” and is located in Middletown, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.