Grainger Worcester toy teacup & saucer c.1820
Charming small Grainger’s Worcester ‘toy’ tea cup & saucer, pained with scattered flower heads within a dentil gilt.
saucer 8.2cm, cup brim 5.5cm
ex- collection of Mona Sattin, sold through Stockspring Antiques, London , 2011 (item 134)
Grainger Worcester toy teacup & saucer . C.1820
Made by Granger’s, the third significant porcelain manufactory to be established in Worcester, this miniature cup and saucer is decorated with dainty blue flower heads. Miniatures were often quite expensive, and may have been produced for use as children’s “toys” or equally as novelties to delight adults.
Provenance: The Mona Sattin Collection
Reference: Agnew, A. and Marno, F. “The Mona Sattin Collection of Miniature Cups & Saucers” March 2011 Exhibition
Stockspring Antiques no. 134, Sandon, J. “The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain Vol. I 1751- 1851” p. 340 (discussion on miniatures)