Just too pretty for a souvenir, this gorgeous Paragon Bone China Blue and Gold Filigree Teacup and Saucer depicting a beaver and other symbols of Canada will earn a cherished spot in your china cabinet! The Royal Coat of Arms of Canada in detailed gold filigree flanked by a band of gold filigree scrolls on a 1-1/2 inch pastel blue ground decorates the inside of the teacup and the rim of the saucer. The center bottom of the cup and the cup well of the saucer depict the Official Animal of Canada, the beaver, backed by a large Maple leaf, also a highly recognizable symbol of Canada. The word ”Canada” is stamped below the emblem. The scalloped rims of both pieces, as well as the foot and handle of the cup, are trimmed in gold. A narrow gold band rings the center of the saucer and another circles the outside of the teacup.
This fine quality teacup is 3-7/8 inches in diameter and just over 2-inches tall. The foot of the cup is 1-7/8 inches in diameter. The saucer is 5-3/8 inches in diameter.
Issued by Paragon between 1957 and 1963, the backstamp in black shows the lion and unicorn Royal Arms and reads: "By Appointment To Her Majesty The Queen, China Potters, Paragon, Fine Bone China, England Regd." (A Royal Warrant was issued by the Queen in the 1930's.)
The gold is highly reflective and has picked up a red cast in some of the photos that does not exist on the set. There are no condition issues.
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