Best of Bonnechere - Cups
These large fragments and partially reconstructed vessels of white ironstone likely represent two teacups and a slop bowl. The earliest examples of white ironstone tended to be plainer; the most popular bore embossed patterns of grain. Florals were promoted late in the 19th century. The provenance information on one vessel's interior is important for reconstruction and interpretation.
Collection: Best of Bonnechere
Period: Mid 19th Century - Late 19th Century
This white ironstone teacup is remarkably plain, with the body shape its only decorative element. It may be a relatively early piece. This ware is usually associated with myriad raised design elements, of which the wheat pattern was the most popular. English manufacturers competed with one another to make the most desirable wares and regularly produced new designs for the export market.