Antique Art Deco English Porcelain Tea Set c.1920
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Just a single saucer is missing from this six place Art Deco Grindley tea set. This is a wonderful antique Art Deco English tea set made by Grindley, of Stoke, England, circa 1920.
Grindleys are, regrettably, no longer in existence but this set lives on to serve as a memory to the once great ceramics and pottery industry in the Stoke on Trent area of the UK.
This Grindley Art Deco tea set comprises of six cups and five saucers and six side plates. In addition there is a larger serving plate, a cream jug and a sugar bowl to complete the set. They are decorated with a multi-coloured pansy design that was typical of Grindley’s work of the period.
All the pieces of the set are in excellent condition and will be a nice addition to your Art Deco collection.
Take a look at the photographs supplied in order to satisfy yourself that this truly is a very nice Art Deco tea set worthy of a place in your collection.
Viewing and Further Information About This Art Deco Grindley Tea Set
This Art Deco Tea Set by Grindley can be viewed at our north London showroom and we would encourage you to do that if it is at all possible for you to do so. When you visit our showroom you will also be able to view this and many other Art Deco items. Please do bear in mind however that our stock changes frequently so it is best to call before making a long journey in order to make sure that the item you are interested in has not been sold. In addition, when you visit the showroom, you can discuss any item you are interested in in depth with one of our resident experts.
If, on the other hand you are unable to make the trip to London, don’t worry - just contact us using the details shown above and you can speak to one of our experts and ask any questions that you might have about this Art Deco tea set - we would ask you please to quote the item reference number in order to avoid confusion when contacting us.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a fine Art Deco tea set which requires careful, specialist packing and shipping in order to ensure that it reaches its destination safely and securely. We can ship this Art Deco Grindley tea set to any destination worldwide and we will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quotation first, before purchasing the item, so that we can fully address your requirements.
We will ship this Grindley tea set to any mainland UK address completely free of charge.
If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Art Deco tea set, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 15 x Width 23 x Depth 23 - tea pot
Height 10 x Width 14 x Depth 14 - cream jug
Height 7 x Width 13 x Depth 13 - small bowl
Height 18 x Width 18 x Depth 18 - midium pates
Height 15 x Width 15 x Depth 15 - small plates
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 9 inches - tea pot
Height 4 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches - cream jug
Height 3 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches - small bowl
Height 7 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 7 inches - midium pates
Height 6 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 inches - small plates
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 06881
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