Antique Minton Porcelain Blue And Gilt Cup And Saucer Pattern 1113 Circa 1827
This uncommon and high quality cup and saucer was produced by Minton during the early 19th century, circa 1827. The cup is of French shape and features a large loop handle. The exterior of the cup features three groupings of flowers in vibrant pink, yellow and blue. The interior of the cup features two expertly hand painted floral scenes with c scroll and seaweed gilt boarders on a rich cobalt blue ground. The matching saucer features three large floral scenes with tulips and roses and dark cobalt blue ground.
Both items are marked pattern 1113 and a painted Y mark with three dots, the pattern number is faint but some of the gilt remains on the pattern number on the base of the saucer. Pattern number 1113 is recorded in the Minton Pattern Book, Book number 4 as post 1823. Pattern range 707-1164 at Minton is recorded as “B French Shape” which is corresponds with our example. For an example of this shape please see plate 620 in “An Anthology Of British Cups By Michael Berthoud”.
Measuring: Diameter of cup with handle 4 6/8” (12 cm). Diameter of cup without handle 3 7/8” (10 cm). Height 2” (5 cm). Saucer diameter 5 7/8” (15 cm).
Both pieces are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The hand painted scenes are bright and crisp. The gilding is very good condition with only the tiniest wear to gilded rim on the saucer, very minor.
This is a rare cup in excellent condition produced by one of England’s best porcelain factories, a perfect item for anyone who collects or appreciates early 19th century porcelain.
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