Cup and saucer
cup: 2 x 4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 10.2 x 8.3 cm ) saucer: 1 x 5 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 13.3 cm )
painted: base of cup and saucer in underglaze blue: mark and square divided into series of triangles
Fluted porcelain cup and saucer; turquoise underglaze or blue celeste with gilded bands around teacup base and rims; handle composed of entwined twigs terminating in leaves with gilt handles.
Mrs. Blair purchased this cup and saucer set from Ginsberg and Long in 1930; for mark identification see Geoffrey Gooden's, Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks, # 4315 and Gerald Coke, In Search of James Giles.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.