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Context: Feature 30 Privy, c. 1850 - 1870 home of Nathan Mansfield family
Site Date Range: c. 1770-1930
Materials: Continental European hard paste porcelain
Dimensions: 4.cm (diam.) x 2.25cm
Description: Porcelain toy teacups
History: When the manufacture of Continental European hard paste porcelain became widespread in the 19th century, factories began producing toy tea sets and doll accessories (Small Talk 2015). Tea sets became especially popular in the second half of the century, but it is very difficult to attribute these pieces to particular manufacturers.