From 1937 to 1974, J.A. Bailey was one of Aynsley China's most notable porcelain artists. Today his large pink cabbage rose tea cups are much sought after and command very high prices due to their exquisite detail.
This c.1930's dramatic green and gold scalloped teacup by Bailey for the Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Co., showcases a colorful orchard fruit and berry design, lifelike and with a touch of the Bailey flair given to the vines.
The saucer, like the cup exterior is embossed in a drape-like seashell pattern, with the handle elegantly white-glove painted with a hint of gold trim. A perfect framework for a lovely piece of art.
Origin: England; pre-owned; c.1930's
Cup: 2 3/4:H x 3 1/2" opening
Saucer: 5 1/2"W
Condition: Great. There is a very, very small bit of trim age wear to the cup rim (see last photo which is enlarged; the loss is not that large). A light 3mm surface scratch in the center white of the saucer is noted under bright light. No chips, cracks, stains, crazing, repairs. The design is clear, and the glaze is smooth, reflective and highly polished. A well preserved vintage piece.
Teacups are like small pieces of jewelry-they tell a story, they are displayed, shown off with pride, and prized from one generation to another. Like jewelry the time comes when such beauties are not so 'minty" young. And yet these lovely items have lasted so long for a reason.
They are still in their prime. Seasoned with time-honored character.
Our goods are unique, quality time pieces of the past which have been inspected, researched and carefully handled to be prized. We will never sell any teacups with cracks or major damages. Our condition findings, along with our photos, are detailed as thorough and honestly as we can see, as your satisfaction is our main priority.