Founded in 1775 by John Aynsley, Aynsley china has been one of the most influential companies in the British tableware industry for centuries. Known for their elaborate, unique designs and meticulous craftsmanship. As the company began to rise in popularity Queen Victoria herself commissioned Aynsley China to produce a set of tableware for her own personal use. Having a personal commission from Her Royal Majesty, allowed them to use the royal family seal in its logo, confirming the company’s reputation, and place in dinnerware history. Despite the shift in today’s china making process, little has changed in their production techniques which remain similar to those used when the company started.
Elegant large tea cup and matching saucer. Teacup has the signature colorful fruit pattern covering the outside of cup, slightly scalloped gold rim and full gold bowl, foot and handle. Matching saucer gold center surrounded by vibrant fruit. Plate features a slightly scalloped gold rim. Transfer printed with hand painted embellishments and both are signed by, 'N. Brunt' (Nancy Brunt active 1935-1975). This pattern has been discontinued, thus very sought after.
Collection: Orchard Gold
Material: Bone china
Tea Cup Dimensions: 2 1/4 inch height, 2 1/2 inch width
Saucer Dimensions: 5 13/16 inches
Tea Cup Markings: 'EST 1775 AYNSLEU ENGLAND FINE ENGLISH BONE CHIN', 'N.Brunt'
Saucer Markings: 'AYNSLEY ENGLAND BONE CHINA', 'N.Burnt', other indiscernible hallmarks please refer to images.
Condition: used, excellent. Please refer to images.