Royal Worcester Porcelain Aesthetic Movement Cup and Saucer c.1875 designed by James Hadley
Royal Worcester Porcelain Aesthetic Movement Cup and saucer c.1875
designed James Hadley and decorated by James Callowhill
A teapot from the same tea set is held in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, NY (see link below)
The Metropolitan Museum writes:
'After the end of the Flight, Barr & Barr ownership of the Worcester factory in 1840, the firm went through a succession of owners and mergers before falling under the ownership of Kerr & Binns in 1852. During the partnership, the factory sought to rebuild its former eighteenth-century reputation in porcelain and known for Renaissance-inspired designs. With the establishment of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company in 1862, the company gradually gained recognition for its Japanese-inspired designs, which formed part of Japonisme, a collective fascination with Japan that took place in Europe and the United States following the opening of Japanese markets to the West by Commodore Perry in 1853.'