This very pretty 19th C set was made by Samuel Alcock & Co. about 1840. The cup with its molded edge sports the distinctive "rustic bean" handle of that period. Besides the blue and gilded design there are touches of a pale yellow just below the blue.
The cup is about 2-1/8" high, with a 4-1/4" diameter. The saucer is just over 6".
Both pieces are in very good condition, with no chips, no cracks, and no repairs. Both pieces ring when tapped. Both pieces show some wear to the gilding, (especially in the center of the saucer). There is also some wear to the blue of the cup at the lower parts of the "comma-like" shape.
This Alcock shape can be seen on page 178, plate 1067 of Berthoud's "Compendium of British Cups". Both pieces are marked with the Alcock pattern number 6317 hand painted in puce.
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