Offered here on the lovely Montrose shape is the Royal Albert Bone China "Grasmere" teacup and saucer. Named after the lake of the same name in England, stylized images of a single blue wild rose alternate with a six-petaled pink flower around the cup and encircle the rim of the saucer. The flowers have long stems and leaves in shades ranging from green to yellow. Another pink flower decorates the inside rim of the cup. The fluted and scalloped rims of both pieces are trimmed with gold, as are the handle and foot of the cup.
This pretty teacup is 2-3/4 inches tall on a 1-7/8 inch diameter foot. The handle is about another 1/4 inch above the rim. It is 3-1/2 inches in diameter with another inch for the handle. The matching saucer is just over 5-1/2 inches in diameter and 1-inch deep.
Made by Royal Albert China circa the 1970s to 1980s, the back stamp is a blue-grey crown, followed by the words "Royal Albert" in block letters, "Bone China" in script, and "England" in smaller block letters. The pattern name, “Grasmere,” in pink script finishes the mark.
There is a small pink stain on the inside rim of the cup that seems to be under the glaze. There are no other condition issues.
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