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Ridgway Saucer, c.1825 and Gold Reflect Teacup
Ridgway Saucer, c.1825 and Gold Reflect Teacup

Ridgway Saucer, c.1825 and Gold Reflect Teacup

£250.00 GBP

Produced by Ridgway circa 1825, this Chinoiserie design features delicately outlined Hibiscus flowers and a border of fashionable Chinese keys. Ridgway was one of the pioneers of English china production, helping to expand the British public’s perception of porcelain and embrace the ‘newfangled’ British bone china designs. Many preferred the tradition of the old Chinese designs, however, and this saucer reflects Ridgway’s fashionable copies of Chinese porcelain in this period.

 

Antique British porcelain is never perfect. During the 1800s, kilns were fired on coal resulting in some firing specks at times, whilst makers were known for their experimentation that sometimes resulted in technically imperfect results. As a result, each saucer is truly unique and a small piece of history that has survived centuries to find its new home with you. Our pricing reflects the condition of each piece, and we ask that you embrace the small imperfections that reflect the rich past of British porcelain. This piece has a small amount of wear and imperfections due to its age, and is a more common piece to have survived. 

 

Each teacup and saucer set comes with a handwritten gift card detailing the history of the antique saucer. 

Collection Story

The Reflect collection started with our teacup, which brings life back to antique saucers missing their other halves by using platinum and gold gilding to create highly reflective cups. The mirrored cups reflect the patterned saucers, giving them a new lease of life and a place in contemporary homes. 

Each cup is skilfully decorated and then paired with a saucer, all of which have been meticulously sourced from antique dealers across Britain. Reflect has now grown to include matching teapots, milk jugs, sugar bowls and coffee cups, to complete the collection.

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Every piece of our bone china and crystal has passed through several pairs of hands before it arrives at your table. That's what we mean when we say handmade.