Historical information

The donor is a descendant of Henry Bayles Ford, who was the light house keeper at Cape Otway for thirty years (1838-1878). Bayles' wife, Mary Ann had been governess for the Latrobe family. The original tea set was a gift to their daughter Agatha,, and the remaining cup and saucer has been passed down to her descendants.

Physical description

Porcelain cup and saucer, originally part of a tea set. Blue band on cup and edge of saucer. Cup rests on three feet. Grape vine motifs (colour) on cup, gold decoration on cup and saucer.

Inscriptions & markings

1407 stamped on bottom of cup. Marking on saucer illegible.