Offered is an excellent teacup or teabowl and saucer in a Chinoiserie-type pattern featuring a figure holding a parasol and another figure holding a flower in one hand and either a toy or another flower in the other. This cup and saucer is very similar in style to New Hall's pattern no. 20 and similar to a Liverpool pattern as well, but is most likely an early Keeling rendition of this pattern, given the specific shades of the enamels, the faces of the figures, and the border decoration.
The paste is very good and the enamels very colorful on this cup and saucer. The saucer measures about 5 1/16 inches across and is very slightly out of round, evidencing an early date. The teabowl measures about 1 7/8 inches high. Condition overall on this set is very good, with minor losses to the enamels here and there, and some nibbles on the footrim of the saucer (please see all pics), but no cracks or repairs. All in all a lovely and colorful example of an English take on Chinese export wares of the 18th Century!