This Bone China July Pansy Teacup and Saucer with the striking Blue Bow by Aynsley, England will make a lovely gift! On a snow-white ground, the teacup and saucer is decorated with a large flower basket filled with a profusion of beautiful pansies in purples, pinks, and yellows. Accented with green leaves and curling tendrils, the charming pansy faces are in pretty contrasting shades. The basket is tied at the top with a large blue ribbon bow. The back and the inside top of the cup each have a matching pansy cluster also tied with a blue bow. This sweet teacup and saucer set is unusual because the matching saucer is circled with three large matching blue bows, but has no pansy blossoms. The striking bows are entwined with tendrils and leaves. The Crocus shape is made up of subtle panels created by embossed double ribs that fan out at intervals creating a lovely scallop rim. The teacup has twelve of these panels, while the saucer has sixteen. The scalloped rims and the foot of the cup are edged with gold, and the unusual angled handle has a gilded, flat thumb rest at the top.
Made by Aynsley, England circa 1960 to 1972, the back stamp is the green Crown flanked by “Est. 1775” above the Aynsley Banner, followed by “England Fine English Bone China.” “July Pansy” is written in gold script, along with an artist’s mark, on the bottom of the cup.
The Crocus shape Teacup stands 2-3/4 inches tall and 3-3/8 inches in diameter at the rim, with a 1-7/8 inch shallow foot. The matching saucer measures 5-5/8 inches in diameter.
Other than minimal shelf wear on the bottom of the cup, there are no chips or cracks. Wear on the gold, if any, is truly minimal and there are no other condition issues.
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