E. KEELINGS (FACTORY X) STAFFORDSHIRE HENMAN SHAPE
NEW HALL PATTERN 298 COFFEE CUP C.1790
good and rare reference example Henman shape coffee
cup produced by the recently identified A. E. Keelings, Staffordshire
porcelain makers. This porcelain type was previously categorized as
"Factory X" - a device previously adopted by collectors of fine early
English china to aid grouping and identification of these unmarked New
Hall type wares." Antiques Expert Hamilton Bear.
The Henman Shape:
This rare spirally fluted shape with distinctive handle is considered
to be unique to Keelings. The full range of teawares in this shape is
named Henman after the late Penny Henman who first
made the 'connection' with the then a.k.a. "Factory X". This attractive
famille rose pattern is also recorded and has been credited to New Hall
as pattern 298. On Keelings the factory pattern number is not
'recognised' or known as yet.
height 68 mm max.
interesting workman's mark as illustrated.
Two small chips to rim and associated faint trace
hairline; a further short brown glaze hairline to inside base of cup
that does not penetrate into the body. Still an interesting, rare and
collectable reference piece that displays well.
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