The cup and saucer were quickly retrieved and roses pruned for a quick photo session.
This classic and popular china pattern is one that many will recognize as “Old English Roses” by Royal Albert.
RA issued this pattern on a variety of their cup shapes. Specifically, this cup is the Avon shape.
This week, I shall rename my vintage cup and saucer October Rose to coordinate with my autumn roses that appear to have survived a light frost. The rose variety is Knockout Roses. They do not require the care as tea roses. No pun intended. 😉
I love a cup that has color on the exterior and interior. The heavy gold gilding is an elegant touch and also dates it pre-WWII. It displays nicely with its footed base trimmed in gold.
The backstamp dates this cup to the years 1927-1935 according to RoyalAlbertPatterns.com.
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