Offered here is a beautiful Gold on White Orchid Teacup and Saucer by Coalport Bone China. This superb gold on white, scalloped cup and saucer set features a garland of exotic orchids around the rim of the saucer and on the inside of the teacup. A large, central orchid anchors the design, with vines of golden flowers and leaves, including more, smaller orchids, trailing around the rims. A tendril of smaller flowers dangles from the central orchid blossom. The handle and the foot of the cup are gilded, and the scalloped rims of both pieces are also trimmed in gold, with another narrow band of gold around the outside of the cup.
This gorgeous teacup measures 2-1/8 inches tall and 3-7/8-inches in diameter at the scalloped rim. It stands on a 2-inch diameter foot. The matching saucer is 5-3/4 inches in diameter.
Both pieces are stamped in gold with the Coalport crown with the words "Coalport bone China, Made in England 1750." This mark was used by Coalport from around 1940 to 1960. The cup also has the pattern number 10187 7.
As is to be expected, there is a patina on the gold of the handle and on the foot. Other than that, there is very little wear on the gold and no other condition issues. The cup pings beautifully.
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