This fancy porcelain cup and saucer set is in Coalport's "Adelaide" shape, and dates between 1831-1840. The ground is a soft celadon gray, and there is much gilding. Each piece has a different hand enameled landscape scene, done over the glaze.
The cup is 2-3/4" high. The saucer's diameter is 6".
The cup is in very good condition, with no chips, cracks, or crazing. The saucer evidently had more use, as there is some wear to the gilding and the scene. There is also a tiny chip on the saucer, which is more evident from the back. Neither piece rings when tapped.
The cup is marked with the pattern number, 3/215, hand written in gold. There are no marks on the saucer. Both shape and pattern number are Coalport's. The shape can be found in Michael Berthoud's book "A Compendium of British Cups" on page 150, plates 895 & 896.
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