This richly decorated Forest Green and Gold Aynsley Bone China Teacup and Saucer with the pink rose inside is pattern #2831. An overlay of intricate gold filigree medallions rings the 3/4-inch forest green band around the rims of both pieces and overlaps the snow-white ground where the two colors meet. Each 1-inch medallion is a frilly design of swirls and scrolls of gold. The center bottom of the cup contains a large pink rose with bud accented with leaves of gold and lavender-gray. The rims are edged with gold, and the outside of the cup has a narrow gold band. The foot is ringed with three narrow gold bands, and the handle is also gold trimmed.
The cup is just over 2-inches tall, 2-3/4 at the top of the handle, and 3-7/8 inches in diameter across the top with another inch for the handle. It stands on a 1-7/8 inch diameter foot. The matching saucer is 5-7/8 inches in diameter.
Made by Aynsley circa the late 1950s to 1972, both pieces are stamped with a green crown flanked by “Est. 1775” above the Aynsley Banner, followed by “England Fine English Bone China.” The pattern number 2831 is on the saucer.
Underscoring the fact that the transfer decoration was applied by hand, some of the gold medallions touch each other while there is a gap between others. Any wear on the gold is truly minimal. The smudges that can be seen on the outside of the cup in the photos have been removed, and the reddish tints are caused by reflection. Aside from expected shelf wear on the foot, there are no other condition issues.
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