This lavishly decorated, footed Crown Derby tea cup and saucer is hand painted with profuse gilt and decoration. It is in excellent condition.
The cup is unmarked but the saucer has the typical Crown Derby mark which dates it to about 1850. I bought it at Duke’s Auction, Dorchester, in Devon.
The cup is 1.75 inches (4.3 cms) tall and 2.25 inches (5.8 cms) across. The saucer is 4 3/8 inches (11.2 cms) across and 7/8 inch (2.3 cms) high.
Overall it is in very good condition considering its age. There is a hairline crack on the bottom of the cup which is not at all obvious and one of the tiny tooth-like projections on the top rim of the cup is missing. This is easier to feel than to see. There is crazing and some mild staining to the underside of the saucer. The gilding is in pristine condition.
Please examine the pictures closely as they form a part of the description. It will cost about $30 to post it tracked and insured to the United States. Postage costs will be actual costs. We live on a Scottish island and are subject to the vagaries of the weather especially this time of year. I will do my best to facilitate ‘rush orders’ but if the winds are high our ferry doesn’t sail.
Early 19th Century Derby Footed Cup and Saucer
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