This Paragon Fine Bone China (England) Cup & Saucer in a yellow glaze with two flower medallions and four gold & white leaves was made by the Paragon China Company, a British manufacture of bone china from 1919 to 1960. The factory was based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, beginning as The Star China Company and is now part of the Royal Doulton group. The color is just exquisite, and the floral displays are gorgeous. You can see why this company was granted royal warrants by several members of the British Royal Family.
This cup is in excellent condition. No cracks, repairs, or fading. The cup is marked on the bottom `Paragon Fine Bone China made in England for William Junor Toronto, Canada" with a six point star on top. In red, it is hand marked "6280 E". William Junor was a member of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps and in March, 1916 he was shipped to England to fight in World War I. In 1917 he became a member of the Royal Flying corps until he was shot down in 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross for valour on the very day he was killed in action.
The mark that is on both the cup and saucer was used by the company from 1921 to April 1933 which dates this piece to that time period. This certainly is an exquisite piece of history, and will make a great addition to the Paragon Collector.
Measurements: Saucer = 5 1/4"; Cup = Height = 2 1/4", Width = 3 ½"
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