Thomas Gainsborough was born in the impoverished Suffolk textile town of Sudbury in 1727, the son of a shroud-maker. His talent was spotted early on and he went to London, aged 13, as an apprentice to an engraver.
One of the many delights of the artist’s life and career are set within the contexts of dozens of vibrant and jostling worlds, from London’s teeming etching, printmaking and engraving industries to the provincial political hierarchies of East Anglia and then the extraordinary fashion forcing-house of Bath. His most famous painting “Boy in Blue.”
During that period in time, it was a time of intense energy and flux in commerce, politics, science and the arts, in flamboyant design
where people celebrated and the obscure.
Thomas Gainsborough was a part of that era and enjoyed the finer and elegant where he had potters commission beautiful patterns that matched his personality.
Pictured above is a Beautiful Vintage James Kent fine bone china Trio in the Gainsborough pattern.
Very ornate Pattern numbered and stamped 3044 with Gilt trim and footed cup.
Cup Measures 9 cm tall x 8 cm diameter, Saucer is 13 cm diameter, Side plate is 15 cm in diameter.
In great condition for age with no cracks, chips or crazing. Includes the James Kent England Gainsborough backstamps. Made in England.
The set includes:
1 Tea Cup
1 Cake Plate