Like a warm breath of spring, this Virginia Stock Chintz Bone China Teacup and Saucer by Royal Standard bursts into bloom. Pictured in Jim and Susan Harran’s Collectible Cups and Saucers Book 3, the Virginia Stock all-over multi-color floral chintz motif covering the inside of the cup and the front of the saucer is a wild profusion of pretty, four-petaled stocks in shades ranging from snow white to purple with all of the pinks in between. Spring green foliage with hints of buttery yellow amass in the background. The scalloped rims, foot, and handle are all trimmed in gold, with an additional narrow band of gold encircling the outside of the teacup.
The teacup measures 2-inches tall and 2-5/8 inches to the top of the handle. It is 3-3/4 inches in diameter across the subtly scalloped rim. It stands on a shallow, 1-3/4 inch diameter foot. The matching saucer is 5-5/8 inches in diameter.
The underglaze backstamp is a green crown followed by the words "Royal Standard Fine Bone China England.” The pattern number, 415, is also on the foot of the cup in black. Royal Standard was a trade name of Chapman's, Longton, England circa the 1950s.
There are a handful of tiny bumps in the bottom of the cup resembling grains of sand beneath the chintz transfer. There is also an extra pinhead-sized dollop of china on the side of the handle. Other than these factory flaws, and expected wear marks on the foot, there is no damage to this pretty set.
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