Antique Demitasse Teacup and Saucer, EJD Bodley, c1887 Blue and White English Demi Tea Cup -J-
Rare, Edwin James Drew Bodley, English Blue and White Demitasse Tea Cup
Blue and white demitasse cup and saucer from Edwin James Drew Bodley - the cup is 'bag' shape with 'bamboo' molded handle, rising to a hexagonal rim - both pieces decorated with a blue transfer of flying birds and pendant flowers.
Diameter of saucer is 4 1/2"; height of cup is 2 1/4".
Both pieces with 2 English registry marks representing the year 1887; and saucer with Jones, McDuffie & Stratton mark (retailer).
Condition is excellent - no chips, cracks, 'nicks', crazing, distracting scratches or repairs - just a brown spot on side on handle. Very sweet!
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