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European hard paste porcelain toy teacups from 18BC27. (diam.) x 2.25cm.

18BC27 Federal Reserve Site

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: (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.