A fine 44 piece set of Royal Worcester "Small British Birds" porcelain dinnerware, hand painted by Edward Townsend. The set includes 12 dinner plates (12 ¾ D), 12 luncheon/sandwich plates (9 ¼ D), 10 demitasse cups (2 ¼ H x 3 ½ D at handles), and 10 demitasse saucers (4 diameter). Each piece is hand painted with a single small bird and a thin scalloped gilt border on the plates & saucers, as well as on the rims of the demitasse cups, and signed E.
The Royal Worcester hallmark can be found on the base of each, as well as the hand painted name of each bird and impressed factory numbers/letters. Edward Townsend, or Ted, started at the Royal Worcester factory in 1918 and stayed there until he retired in 1971. Specialized in depicting fruit but was also skilled in many other areas. He became assistant foreman to Harry Davis and then became foreman in 1954 when Davis retired.The set dates to the mid 20th century in fine overall condition, with a few minor imperfections including, one discolored demitasse, a few minor hairlines in one demitasse, one plate with a line mark, and light surface scratches. There did not appear to be any chips visible on any edges. A beautiful set for that birdwatcher in your life! A local family business since 1983. The item "44 Pcs Royal Worcester Small British Birds Porcelain Dinnerware, Hand Painted" is in sale since Sunday, November 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Worcester". The seller is "nhantiquecoop" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.