Beautiful vintage Aynsley Bone China England teacup and saucer. Painted in a a vivid yellow and decorated with gold trimmings and a rose in the teacup.
The teacup is 6,5 cm high, 10,5 cm long and 8,5 cm large and the saucer as 14 cm of diameter.
John Aynsley founded Aynsley in 1775. Initially using local clay to produce earthenware pieces, Aynsley introduced a line of silver luster wares featuring transfers based on engravings. Aynsley and Company was first registered as a pottery in 1810. When John Aynsley died in 1829, his son James Aynsley became manager of the company.
John Aynsley II assumed control when his father James died in 1841. John II introduced the bone china formula for which Aynsley become famous. John II altered the manufacturing process. Porcelain clay was mixed with 50 percent bone ash. The result was an extremely strong, translucent china with a clean white color. The new porcelain provided an ideal surface for the application of intricate nature-inspired patterns and gilding. In the 1840s and 1850s, Aynsley made primarily tableware and decorative pieces, with a focus on tea ware featuring intricate patterns on traditional shapes.
In 1861, John Aynsley II built the Portland Works in Longton for the production of its fine bone china. A commission from Queen Victoria for tableware allowed Aynsley to utilize the seal of the royal family within its maker’s mark.