From the 1820s-1840s, a beautiful and well made pair of large, probably breakfast, cups and saucers, wonderfully hand painted in a slightly raised and predominantly rich pink and blue floral pattern. The cups are the London shape, and the saucers, which have no indent, are shaped like low bowls, indicative of the first half of the 19th century, when it was common to pour one's hot coffee or tea into the saucer bowl to cool it, and then to drink from the saucer. These sets are sometimes referred to as tea bowls and saucers. The pieces are unmarked but unmistakably English.
The saucers are 7" in diameter and 1 1/2" high at the rim. Note that the blue circle in the center of the saucer is decorative as there is no indentation for the cup. The cups are 2 7/8" high and have a top diameter of 4 3/4".
Condition is very good for a set almost 200 years old.. However, there are a few very tiny flakes to the blue verge line on one saucer and cup, and there is a faint hairline in the bottom of one cup as pictured (doesn't appear to be going anywhere).
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