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H & R Daniel Porcelain Teapot Set, Royal Blue and Gilt, Rococo Revival, 1831

$1,675per set

About the Item

This is a beautiful teapot set made by H&R Daniel in about 1831. The set consists of a teapot with cover, a sucrier with cover and a milk jug. The H & R Daniel porcelain factory was founded by Henry Daniel, son of a family of master colour makers. He headed up the decoration department in the famous Spode factory where he oversaw all the beautiful early Spode decorations. In 1822 he opened his own factory with his son Richard, creating a truly iconic body of work with the most subtle colours and beautifully painted flowers and landscapes. The Daniel factory was the last true cottage industry among the English porcelain factories, resisting the increase of industrialisation and mass production. This resulted in extraordinary and unrivalled quality, but it probably also led to the factory having to close its doors in 1846 because it could no longer compete with others who did modernise. Daniel porcelain can be hard to identify as the factory was only around for about two decades, and Daniel items have therefore become true collectors' items. This set is potted in the B variant of the Shell Shape, which was made between 1828 and 1836. The decoration consists of a striking royal blue ground with gilt and pale yellow scrolls and sprigs. The shape of the set is typical for the Rococo Revival, with flowing lines, little shells as feet and beautiful roses as finials to the teapot and the sucrier. The teapot has a wonderful "duck spout" with the grinning face of a duck at the tip; these spouts were very popular in the 1830s. The set is unmarked except the pattern number 5314, which points to a date of about 1831. CONDITION REPORT The set is in good antique condition and excellent for use, but has some minor flaws. All items have crazing, which is normal for the B variant of the Shell shape as they were often made of slightly softer porcelain. One of the feet of the teapot has been broken and stuck back, but this is virtually invisible and completely stable. There is a little firing flaw on the rim of the milk jug, which looks like it was from production as it is not visible under the blue decoration on the outside. There is no other damage or repairs and there is some minor wear as can be expected. Antique British porcelain is never perfect. Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. British makers were also known for their experimentation, and sometimes this resulted in technically imperfect results. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker's recipes, probably unknown at the time of making. Items have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear, and gilt can have signs of slight disintegration even if never handled. I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account. There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures! DIMENSIONS teapot 26cm (10.25") wide, 17cm (6.75") deep and 15 cm (6") high incl. finial; sucrier 18cm (7") wide, 16cm (6.25") deep and 16cm (6.25") high incl. finial; milk jug 17cm (6.75") wide, 10cm (4") deep and 10cm (4") high.
  • Creator:
    H&R Daniel (Maker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1 in (2.54 cm)Diameter: 1 in (2.54 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 5
  • Style:
    Rococo Revival (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1831
  • Condition:
    Repaired: One of the teapot feet has been invisibly stuck back. Wear consistent with age and use. In good and fully usable antique condition; teapot foot repaired and some crazing but excellent for use.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: A-DAN591stDibs: LU4805130816422

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