Tuesday, February 7, 2012
catlady531 on Etsy..............the teacup and saucer sets have arrived
This is a vintage 60s Crownford fine bone china teacup and saucer set. The set I believe is hand painted and is decorated with the shades of purple and gold pansies. The meaning of the flower Pansy is Loving Thoughts. The rim of the cup is ever so slightly scalloped and has the gold gilt trim. The gold gilt trim is also around the base and down the handle. The saucer also has the slight scalloped edge and has the gold gilt trim. Both the cup and saucer have the gold gilt Crownford Fine Bone China Made In England backstamp. The saucer stamp looks black due to the light, but it is gold just like the cup. If my information is correct this backstamp was used 1963-1985 which was the end of production. The cup stands 2.75" tall and 3.25" in diameter. The saucer is 5.5" in diameter. The set is in fantastic vintage condition with no items to note. No chips, cracks, no wear on the gilt etc. This cup saucer was used for display only. The reason I say it is hand painted is, if you notice on picture 3 you will see a couple of tiny green dots that I think were made when it was hand painted. It is in the glaze. It is a beautiful set to add to your teacup and saucer collection. Bone china from England or maybe you just love to collect the teacups with flowers.