For sale is a lovely teacup and saucer made by Royal Albert of Longton, England. The pattern is known as "Petunia". The cup measures 2 1/4" tall to the rim and 2 3/8" to the top of the handle. It is 3 1/8" wide at the rim of the cup. The footed base measures 1 9/16" wide. The saucer is 13/16" tall and is 4 15/16" in diameter.
The "Petunia" pattern depicts a cluster of yellow and white flowers on the front and back of the cup. The shape of the cup is known as Avon and is a demitasse size. The flower centers are enameled red that add to the charm of this little gem. The cup is accented with the yellow on the rim, foot and handle. The saucer is decorated with the same clusters of yellow and white blossoms.
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 and cottage gardens which inspired many of the patterns. Royal Albert is also known for their "Flower of the Month" series.
The teacup, saucer and bread plate are in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings.The pieces are signed "Petunia, Royal Albert Crown China, England". The cup is also marked 1936 which is the time frame of this charming pattern according to the mark.
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