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Victoria China by Carlton and Edwards Cup and Saucer
I haven't much information of Carlton and Edwards other than they manufactured a brand of china they called Victoria. Of course all of this is English.
Light greens were popular in the 1920s and again in the 1950s. The additional of gold rings makes me think of the 50s. Here is what I know. It is handpainted! Says so on the back. The top edge of the cup and outer edge of the saucer are slightly scalloped and then a deep band of light green, a green toward the yellow side is ringed with consecutive gold bands. Very modern indeed...! The painting of the flowers in the base of the cup and well of the saucer is nothing less than exquisite. A large yellow flower with soft golden tones is balanced with a burgundy flower. Burnished leaf sprays shadow the flower display for depth. This is a classic color combination from the 1920s.
The cup and saucer is in perfect condition as far as paint, gold and chips, scrapes are concerned. Under light I see the slightest crazing underglaze all over the cup exterior. It is so faint nobody would notice.
What do I think of this cup? I won the auction for choice and pick this one over Shelley, Tuscan and Crown Staffordshire items. I think is is beautiful and very cool!
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