Lovely vintage bone china cup and saucer made by Royal Stafford, England. Bright red poinsettias, gold holly berries and leaves with a bright holiday red band.
Hand painted over transfer with extensive enamelled details. Very heavily gilded with notable gold filigree.The burnished gold trim is striking. Likely dates from the 1940s. Typical fluted and gold gilded crimped base on cup for which Royal Stafford is well known. Virtually perfect condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, staining, other damage or restoration on either piece - they both pass the ping test.
There is virtually no wear to gold trim and no wear to the transfer or painted or enamelled areas. They was obviously only sparingly, if ever, used during the holiday season.
Cup measures 2 1/8" tall at sides and 2 5/8" tall to top of handle and 4 7/8" across including handle; saucer is 5 5/8" across. Marked with unusual Royal Stafford mark as shown in the photo with pattern name and decorator squiggles. Please ignore all white spots on all photos caused by camera flash. This lovely set would make a beautiful addition to your holiday table or a great gift.
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Please remember that my items are vintage and not store-bought-new and some minor wear from age and use or flaws from factory production should be expected. All pieces marked with invisible UV penn for security. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers".The seller is "deluxejunque" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada.