This is a good Champion’s factory (Bristol) porcelain cabinet cup and saucer, intended for display and not for daily use. c.1775. Of cylindrical shape with a distinctive Bristol molded handle with embossed husk and leaf terminals picked out in gold, decorated with bands of green and black husks and leaf sprigs between concentric gold lines and a band of interlocking gold circles, with gold dentil rims, both with Bristol’s cross mark in blue, both pieces with gilder’s numeral 1. It’s hard to see, but several of the gilded bands were hand-tooled by the artist. The cup is two and three-quarter inches high. Superb condition, with only a couple of small spots of wear to the saucer and a few manufacturing defects—to be expected with Bristol porcelain.
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