Antique Teacup and Saucer, Edwin James Drew Bodley Blue and White English Small Chintz Tea Cup -J
Rare,English Blue and White Demitasse Tea Cup
Blue and white small cup and saucer from Edwin James Drew Bodley
Diameter of saucer is 5.25" height of cup is almost 3". This is not a full size cup but is too big to be a demitasse.
Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, 'nicks', crazing, distracting scratches or repairs - just a few firing dots on the interior of the cup. Very common in pieces this old.
Quality porcelain was produced by Bodley from 1875 to 1892. Edwin James Drew Bodley worked at Samuel Alcock's Old Hill Pottery at Burslem, which had been divided into separate china and earthernware factories in 1867. The china works (now called Crown Works) was taken over first by Bodley and Diggory, and then by Bodley & Son, until Edwin J. D. Bodley began to do business under his own name in June of 1875. Bodley produced fine quality porcelains with Oriental-style flowers. Cups and saucers in the Aesthetic style are highly regarded by collectors. - **Source, Collectible Cups & Saucers by Jim & Susan Harran