Vintage Pink Teacup and Saucer. 1947 Mismatched Tuscan Gold And Pink Tea Cup, Hand Painted Flowers. Perfect for A Tea Party Or Baby Shower


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Vintage from the 1940s



Vintage Pink Teacup and Saucer. 1947 Mismatched Tuscan Gold And Pink Tea Cup, Hand Painted Flowers. Perfect for A Tea Party Or Baby Shower

Description ~

Made in England by the R H & S L Plant Ltd pottery at their Tuscan Works in Longton, Stoke-On-Trent, he heart of the English potteries. This teacup is under Plant's globally collected Tuscan China label. Both the pretty teacup and saucer have a mark underneath which date them around 1947, along with pattern number 9669 H underneath the saucer. The transfer printed luxurious gold pattern on both the teacup and saucer has flowers which are then over painted by hand in wonderful shades of pink on the saucer and pink, yellow and blue on the teacup. They work wonderfully with the pastel pink and gold colouring of the teacup and saucer details. The beautiful shape of the teacup, with its elegant handle, makes this mismatched set even more elegant. The saucer rim is gently scalloped.

Whilst most likely a mismatch, its actually very hard to tell, because the marker's mark on both the teacup and saucer is from the exact same era and the pink of both the teacup and saucer is an exact match. Tuscan China are renowned for their flamboyant and intricate floral designs, which are often richly decorated with gilding, so this set could well still be an original match. I found the teacup and saucer together as a set. It is NOT a teacup and saucer that I have paired together. Either way, mismatch or original pairing, this teacup and saucer is a truly beautiful little set. It is dainty and elegant and would make such a wonderful gift, especially for a birthday, bridal or baby shower. It would display beautifully and catch your eye from across the room. This little teaset would not look out of place in a scene on Downton Abbey!

Condition ~

In good vintage condition, no crazing of the glaze, but with some small points of note, which the price reflects. The price also INLCUDES FREE SHIPPING. There is the tiniest little dip in the teacup rim, which can be seen highlighted in photo 9. This is NOT a tiny chip, as it occurred at the point of manufacturing and is painted, glided and glazed over. It reflect the manufacturing process of the teacup at the time. Its extremely hard to spot and has not affected the usability or soundness of this set at all. There wear to the gilded decoration and teacup pattern in places, as can be seen in photo 8, but it does not spoil this pretty set and some wear to the gilding is common. There is a tiny inward chip and hairline crack running down from the saucer rim, approximately 10cm in length. It can be viewed in photo 10. It is faint and hard to spot without studying the saucer closely. It is also clearly a very old crack and has not affected the soundness or usability of this saucer and set at all. Any further wear there may be is commensurate with and any minor blemishes are typical of the contemporary manufacturing process and part of the piece's character. I have included this teacup and saucer in my shop, because despite these points of note, it is still extremely beautiful and very usable. Please just ask if you would like further photos.

Packaging and Shipping ~

This teacup and saucer has *FREE SHIPPING!* Your teacup will also arrive carefully packaged and beautifully gift wrapped FOR FREE in vintage style brown paper and ribbon. Please see my other listings for examples of my pretty gift wrapping. Please note that this teacup and saucer will be sent UNTRACKED to international destinations outside of the UK. Please select the relevant shipping upgrade if you would like tracking. For UK delivery destinations, if you would like 1st class postage, please select the relevant postage upgrade. For any other class of shipping, please get in touch before ordering.

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