Exquisite Decorative CUP & SAUCER from AYNSLEY. DESCRIPTION: The beautiful scalloped saucer is paired with a scalloped cup. This set was produced in a striking manner with panels radiating from the center well of the saucer and trailing up the side of the cup.The gold trim on the rim of the saucer and the gold on the cup's embossed handle are interesting touches. The monochrome red on the white color is most unusual.
CONDITION: While this set is classified as used, the condition is superb. There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, scratches or hairlines. Inside the cup where the middle of the handle is attached there is a slight browning which can be see in Photos #5 & #8. There are no utensil marks and the gold trim appears as applied.DIMENSIONS: The cup has a diameter of 3" with a height of 2 3/8". The saucer has a diameter of 5 3/8" and a height of 3/4". HISTORY/MARKS: John Aynsley established his pottery in Longton, England in 1775 using local Staffordshire clay and elaborate designs. The company prospered, but his grandson, John Aynsley II, changed the focus of the business from pottery to fine bone china by adding 50% calcined bone ash to his porcelain compound. This produced a fine bone china that was exceptionally white, extremely strong and translucent. In 1861, he opened the Portland Works in Stoke-on-Trent to produce the many unique Aynsley designs that were becoming exceedingly popular. Queen Victoria commissioned Aynsley China to produce a full service for her personal use. This allowed the company to use the royal family seal in its logo, therefore, affirming the company's reputation. The company remained in the ownership of the Aynsley family until becoming a publically listed company in 1948, still under the leadership of the Aynsley family. In 1970, the company was taken over by Waterford and by 1997 it became a part of the Belleek Pottery Group. Is still known for craftsmanship and fine production techniques. It also has the green registration #189873 entered on book in 1892 & the red Aynsley's registration #123530 which was entered in 1889. Please view all pictures carefully as they are part of the description. The stand was used as a photo prop and is not part of this listing. See additional international policies below. This is ready to use or display with pride in your home. We strive to have satisfied customers. Please view each photo carefully. We try to include enough information while noting any imperfections that we see. Request additional photos as needed. We deal primarily with antique and vintage items.
Since these items are of considerable age, normal age appropriate wear can be expected and the items are not "new" or necessarily in "perfect" condition. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers".The seller is "semloh" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.