This is a delightful marriage of two Broseley pieces, a London shape tea cup by Spode, and a saucer by Samuel & John Rathbone; both pieces are c. 1820. The pattern is known as Broseley, or Two Temples II. It is transfer printed in light blue with gilding to the fluted edges.
The cup is in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, and no repairs. There is some wear to the gilding of the fluted edge. It rings when tapped. It is 2-1/2" high. "Spode" is printed in blue on the base.
The saucer is in very good condition. There is a chip on the foot rim, and a tiny firing crack (done in the making) which is visible on the outside rim. There are a few pieces of frit on the surface. The gilding is not worn. The saucer does not ring when tapped. It is marked with the "R" in a starburst of S. & J. Rathbone.
If you are in need of either one or the other of these pieces, I may be persuaded to separate them...
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