Lot 29 (Country House and Asian Art Auction, 15th May 2019)
An Aesthetic movement tea service by E J D Bodley (formerly Samuel Alcock & Co)
dated 1879, of turquoise bamboo form and painted with wild butterflies amongst flowers,
comprising teapot and cover, four teacups and saucers, cream jug and sugar bowl and cover, printed factory marks and registration marks, painted pattern number 3490 (15)
Sold for £180
The teapot is cracked right across the base and also to one panel.
Hairline to the upper rim of the bowl, further cracks to two of the teacups, another teacup with small hairline from upper rim. Some very light crazing to the cream jug.