For sale is a lovely teacup and saucer made by Colclough of Staffordshire, England. The tea cup and saucer set is known as "Crinoline Lady". The cup measures 2 3/4" tall and 3 3/8" wide at the rim of the cup. The footed base measures 1 3/4" wide. The saucer is approximately 7/8" tall and is 5 5/8" in diameter.
The pattern depicts a Victorian dressed woman in a hooped skirt dress complete with a bonnet. She is strolling through her cottage style garden collecting a fresh bouquet for the day in a lovely basket. There are hollyhocks, foxglove, peonies and anemones in a garden scene along with a sundial atop a pillar. It is a well cared for garden with slate and cobblestone walkways and just a lovely place to wander. The rest of the cup has a gold trimmed chintz pattern surrounding the garden scene on both the tea cup and saucer.
Colclough Bone China was founded in 1890 by Herbert J. Colclough. He was the Ex-Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent and was well loved by the people. He also loved china and he wanted to make it affordable to the ordinary people and so a company began. He wanted his china to become accepted by royalty as well which he accomplished in 1913 with the Vale China line. He introduced the production of fine bone china to the mass market in the 1930's establishing his place in this rich and illustrious history. As with many of the fine china companies, there was a long list of merges and eventually merged with Royal Doulton in the 1970's.
The teacup and saucer are in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The pieces are signed "Bone China, COLCLOUGH, Made in England". The tea cup and saucer were made circa 1940's.
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