This is an English chocolate set consisting of a chocolate pot and 8 cups and saucers. The maker is Royal Worcester. The date is circa 1912-1913.
The pot is 8 ½” high and 6 ½” from spout-to-handle.
The cups are 3” by 2 ¼”.
The saucers are 5 1/8” in diameter.
The set is hand painted, which is how Royal Worcester is produced, painted by artists at the factory. Around the rim is a border of green shapes with small flowers. Dangling from the borders are swags of flowers that are small pink roses, blue daisies or forget-me-nots with yellow middles and small red daisy type of blossoms, along with small green leaves. The edges are trimmed in a brown enamel. There is additional trim on the hands and finial. There is a yellow band inside the top edge of each cup.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. The top of the chocolate pot lid shows light crazing, perhaps due to the heat of the chocolate. The crazing is light and not dark with age.
Do note that the pot has a built-in strainer.
There are a lot of maker and decorating marks on each piece, including the underside of the lid. There is the Royal Worcester mark with the crown and all of the dots that you have to count to determine the date the set was produced. There is a patent registration mark of RdNo579488. There is a hand enameled mark of w 9200 and another mark of the number 23. Some of the pieces have a tiny impressed mark and another undetermined overglaze mark.
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