Fabulous coffee cup and saucer by two of Royal Worcester's finest artists. Indeed, the 1920's is considered by some experts the pinnacle for collected talented artists at Royal Worcester. The two artists responsible for painting this cup and saucer are both famous: Harry Ayrton, who painted the saucer, was best known for his painting of fruits, the subject of the saucer. And George Moseley, also known chiefly for fruit, painted the cup. Moseley is less well known than Ayrton; but he left Worcester early on in his career to fight in the World War. To my way of thinking, that makes Moseley more collectible; but there is no question that Ayrton's work fetches stronger hammer prices. Both cup and saucer have nearly identical decoration, so they are offered as a pair. The date marks, as well as the artist signatures, are different. The saucer was painted in 1928, the cup in 1929. Condition is very good to excellent; some scuffing of the thick heavy gold that is slathered all over the interior of the cup, the handle and the saucer center. The loss is quite minor.
Dimensions: The cup is 2" diameter and tall, 2.75" long. The saucer is 4.75" diameter and .75" deep.
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