Offering another beauty by Royal Stafford Bone China in this Gold Leaf Design 8410E Teacup and Saucer. A detailed motif in gold of large, furling leaves and tiny flowers wraps around this luxurious teacup and saucer. The 1-1/2 inch wide design rings the inside of the cup and the rim of the saucer. The handle and the foot of the cup are gold encrusted. The rims of both pieces, as well as the outside of the cup and the well of the saucer, are all gold trimmed.
This opulent teacup measures 2-1/4 inches tall and 3-7/8 inches in diameter at the rim. It stands on a 1-3/4 inch diameter gilded foot. The matching saucer is 5-1/2 inches in diameter.
It is stamped in black with “Royal Stafford” above a crown flanked by “Bone China” followed by "Made in England ESTd 1845.” The pattern number 8410E is written in gold on the cup and there is a gold artist's mark on the saucer.
This mark was used by Thomas Poole which became Royal Stafford from about 1940 until 1952.
There is wear on the gold of the handle from use, and minimal wear to the gold of the design, most noticeably around the cup well of the saucer. There are two tiny spots, one on either side of the handle, and there is a 1-mm area of roughness along the rim. This seems to have been done in the making of this piece. It is not a chip. The two tiny nicks in the underside of the foot seen in the photo do not affect stability. There are no other condition issues.
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