The pattern of this romantic Royal Albert Bone China Teacup and Saucer is called "Old English Rose." A repetitive pattern of a pair of beautiful roses, one in shades of cotton candy pink, the other in deeper magenta tones, backed by lifelike leaves, encircles each piece. The Hampton-shaped cup features a total of six large blossoms, three pairs, around the outside. The matching saucer also has three pairs of these lovely roses alternating with three individual candy pink blooms. Both the teacup and the scalloped saucer are lavishly trimmed with brushed gold around the rims, and the teacup foot and handle are also gold-lined.
The teacup measures 3-inches in diameter and 2-3/4 inches tall, 3-inches to the top of the handle. The scalloped saucer is 5-1/2 inches in diameter.
Both pieces are marked with the green Royal Albert Crown backstamp. The words Royal Albert Bone China England are below the crown. Old English Rose is written in pink and arches over the crown. This mark was used by Royal Albert China from 1945 to 1960.
There is a narrow 1/8-inch glaze slip on the backside edge of the saucer. There is also a small area on the rim of the cup near the handle that has a rough texture, but there is no damage, and this may be from the manufacturing process or otherwise imperceptible wear on the gold rim. There are no other condition issues.
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