This cup and saucer was created at the Bourne factory in Fenton, England, around 1820. Charles Bourne had a small establishment from around 1807 through 1830, first in ceramics, then, around 1815 he began making fine porcelains. Godden says Bourne's porcelain was "compact and of a good white tone...very similar to the Spode wares...The now rare Bourne porcelains are often very colorful and the gilding is of a high order." As you can see, this cup and saucer demonstrate the quality that Godden refers to. There are fruit and flower designs in deep blue, apricot and gold colors on the saucer, which is 5 ½" wide. A blue bird is on the cup and the saucer. The cup has flower decorations on the outside in the above three colors while the inside is decorated matching to the saucer. The cup is 2 ¼" high and 3 ½" wide.
Both pieces are marked in iron-red "CB" and "328" on the bottom. This is a gorgeous piece of history and is truly a collector's piece.
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