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Hilditch Teacup and Saucer, decorated with 'Boy Picking Fruit', c1830


A very pretty Hilditch teacup and saucer, beautifully painted with an oriental scene of a 'boy picking fruit', dating from c1830.

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The cup is of the shape known as the 'London shape' with its angular handle with a curved up lobe at the top. The cup is decorated in very colourful enamels showing an oriental scene of a young boy picking fruit, behind him stands an oriental figure carrying a parasol. There is a stylised fence running around the cup which also shows  a large vase of exotic flowers, etc.

The back edge of the handle is decorated with little flowers and on the inside of the cup there is a flower spray painted at the bottom of the bowl around which runs a red circle


The dish saucer is beautifully decorated in the same colourful enamels and depicts the same oriental scene of the 'boy picking fruit', etc.

This is a charming Hilditch teacup and saucer decorated with an oriental scene depicting a 'boy picking fruit', dating from c1830

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 3" (88mm) diameter of the cup at its rim.
  • 2" (58mm) height of the cup.
  • 5" (140mm) diameter of the saucer.


There are no manufacturer's marks.


This charming teacup and saucer is in good condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration.

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