Irving was a very astute businessman making the best of every opportunity afforded him.He introduced modern methods of publicity such as window display competitions for retailers and he organised events attended by celebrities of the day.Irving subsequently joined his father-in-law as a partner in the Star China Company when Illingworth retired in 1910.
3)Blue letter A - This means acceptable but not a grade 1 piece there is likely to be some blemish or firing failing before the final glaze stage or transfer stage.
It does not stand for Aynsley A stands for acceptable.
There is a hand written pattern number of B5081 and this set is puzzling as I cannot find out anything about it or anything similar on the internet????? The design is inside the teacups and is an emerald green colour with a swirling gold pattern and rim.
The outside of the teacup is white with a gold band around the base, centre of the cup and rim as well as on the hand.
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