The attractive and ornate porcelain cup and saucer set dates c.1835. The saucer is marked with Godden's mark 1091, and the cup is marked with Godden's mark 1093, which includes the words "Late Spode". Copeland & Garrett named this body "Felspar Porcelain".
This cup shape is pictured in Michael Berthoud's "Compendium of British Cups" on page 163, plate 977. The shape is called "Louis Embossed" with a "Louis" handle. It is raised on six small feet. Berthoud dates it c.1835.
Advanced collectors would call this set a "study piece". It is not perfect. The cup shows a faint hairline crack on the lower exterior of the body (which does not go through). I just black-lighted the cup, and that technique shows a very professional repair to the handle.
The saucer has no problems, and rings when tapped.
This is an opportunity for you to buy a rare Coalport & Garrett cup and saucer at a great price, which displays well, but is less than perfect.
Item ID: 447
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