This is a hard to find vintage handpainted demitasse cup and saucer set made in Longton, England by Hammersley & Co.
We have not been able to successfully identify the pattern. It features blue and pink flowers with lots of leaves on a white background with gold trim. The pink flowers appear to be roses. There is a band of the flower design inside the rim of the cup.
This set is in very good condition. There is some light crazing visible upon close inspection. There is one little rough spot on the underside of the plate that we mention for complete accuracy.
Here is some information about Longton from a 1893 journal:
"As early as 1756, a manufactory of English porcelain was established here, and ware of great lightness and beauty was produced, fully equaling that for which Chelsea was famous. It will thus be seen that Longton deserves to rank with Burslem as one of the historic towns of the Potteries."
Item ID: 04390
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