This lovely cup and saucer set by Syracuse China is in the Coralbel pattern with platinum trim. Presented on the Virginia Shape, this pattern has a pink floral central design of coral bell flowers. The dainty bell shaped blossoms range in shades from medium pink to burgundy waving on a tall stalk with long green leaves. A narrow green band circles the inner rim of the saucer inside a double platinum band. Another platinum band completes the outer rim. The green and platinum bands are repeated on the matching cup. Platinum also trims the fancy handle of the cup.
The footed teacup is 2-3/8 inches tall and 3-3/4 inches in diameter across the slightly flared rim, with another inch for the handle. The foot is 2 inches in diameter. The matching saucer is 5-5/8 inches in diameter.
The backstamp on each piece is an underglaze green banner that reads "Old Ivory, Syracuse China, O.P.C.O. Made in America," and is underlined with four stars. Some pieces also have a small red artist's mark.
The fine quality that built the reputation of Syracuse China is evident in this lovely set. This pattern was made by Syracuse China from 1949 to 1967.
There are very few minor surface scratches, and no chips, cracks, or crazing.