English Bone China teaset for 6, bow handles, Alcock & Diggory c.1870

$495.00 AUD

Delightful English Bone China tea set for 6, the cups with elaborate bow-form handles, the rims moulded with a turquoise ribbon. Some marked for ‘Alcock and Diggory’,
Registration diamond for 18th November 1869
Circa 1870.

saucers 14cm, cups 8cm wide, 7cm high
Good condition, great to use.

Alcock & Diggory were a short-lived partnership making quality bone china in the ‘Hill Pottery’ works, Burslem. Started by Ralph Wood in the 18th century, this had been the home of Samuel Alcock & Co in the 1830’s-50’s, and then Sir James Duke & Nephews 1860-63, followed by Thomas Ford. In 1867, Alcock & Diggory were the occupiers of the Hill Pottery, with a change to Bodley & Diggery in 1870. As this design was registered at the patent office in November 1869, it leaves a very narrow window for this set to have been made – the design could have been in production before the patent was logged, but 1867 was the beginning of the firm, and 1870 the end.
An interesting continuity exists between all these 19th makers when we compare their products, all this fine bone china- and sharing a love for the turquoise details!

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