This is a set of 3 antique porcelain "lemonade cups" made by the USONA (United States of North America) Goodwin Company out of Liverpool, Ohio dating from the 1905-1912 period.
Each one is decorated with various purple and red grapes with green leaves and tendrils. There are small circular raised bumps all along the handles. The back side of the cups have swirled misty green colors.
The bottoms show the Goodwin mark of the coiled red dragon with the words USONA at the top and Goodwin on the bottom. There are small paint wear chips on the bottom rims #9. One cup shows crazing #7 and one cup has a wrinkle line from the transfer at time of manufacture #8. There is light wear to the gilt on the top rims. The cups measures 4 1/2" tall x 2 3/4" wide at the mouth x 3 3/4" width including the handle.
No one can pinpoint the exact date of production on these cups. The Goodwin Porcelain Company was combined with Usona Porcelain to become Usona and Goodwin, it is believed to be around 1910. The two companies are listed as being in business as showed Goodwin Brothers Pottery Company (1875-1893) Usona Art Pottery (ca. 1932-ca.1952).
Item ID: sh1011
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