This superb hand painted porcelain set is decorated in the Japanese style and has lots of gilding. There are fences, flowers, and odd looking birds.
Both the cup and saucer are in excellent condition, with only a little wear to the gilding of the saucer. No chips, no cracks, no repairs. Both pieces ring when tapped. The saucer's diameter is 5-1/2",the cup is 2-1/4" high.
This unmarked Spode cup and saucer matches a marked cream & sugar which can be seen in the "sold" section of my shop. That set was unmarked except for the rare impressed pattern numbers (.845) found on the base of the sucrier and the underside of the matching lid.
A photograph of this rare style of marking is shown on page 703, in the chapter on Spode, of Geoffrey A. Godden's "Encyclopaedia of British Porcelain Manufacturers". In Vega Wilkinson's book on Spode, she dates pattern number 845 as c. 1806.
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Antique Spode Cup & Saucer, English Imari, Early 19th C