For sale is a lovely teacup and saucer made by Royal Albert of Longton, England. The pattern is known as "Tudor Rose". The cup measures 3 1/8" tall and 3 3/16" wide at the rim of the cup. The handle measures 3 1/4" at the highest point. The footed base measures 1 1/2" wide. The saucer is 11/16" tall and is 4 7/8" in diameter.
The "Tudor Rose" pattern depicts a powder blue banner decorated with a bird and flower motif towards the upper rim of the cup. There is a five-lobed flower in the center of each banner which is the traditional floral emblem of England. There is a trailing vine with leaves in the background that are done in a scroll fashion. The banner has crest type emblems separating the front to the back of cup and the saucer's banner is divided in 3 sections. There is a small border on the outside of the banner that is done with gray and resembles a Greek key pattern. The interior of the cup also has this border decor along the inside rim of the cup. The rim, foot and handle are trimmed with gold as well as the edge of the saucer.
Royal Albert has a history and reputation for being able to cater to people from all walks of life, from modest to the most exquisite taste. Many of their early wares were commemorative to the Royal family. The founder, Thomas Wild, had a love for flowers which inspired many of the patterns.
The teacup and saucer are in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The pieces are signed "Royal Albert Bone China, England, "Tudor Rose". This cup was made circa 1960's.
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