In 1896, Thomas Clark Wild bought a pottery in Longton, Stoke on Trent, England, called Albert Works, which had been named the year before in honor of the birth of Prince Albert, who became King George VI in 1936. Using the brand name Albert Crown China, Thomas Wild and Co. produced commemorative bone-china pieces for Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, and by 1904 had earned a Royal Warrant.
This lovely bone china cup & saucer is the 'Gloria' pattern, introduced in the 1930's. The pattern consists of pastel colored poppy blossoms is shades of pink, yellow and lavender, nestled among shaded green foliage on a white blank with gold trim and highlights. The cup and saucer is the Hampton shape, pattern #2723, Reg No. 769616. The saucer measures 5 3/8" across and the cup measures 2 3/4" across and 3" in height. The cup is stamped with the 'bone china' stamp used in the 1940's. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint condition. Lovely addition to your cup and saucer collection.
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