As this is the last official Tuesday for Summer 2015, I would like to share a sunshine yellow cup and saucer that was a recent find at an estate sale.
Personally, I think it is a wonderful treasure as it not only has a flower handle, but an added bonus is the dessert plate which makes it a trio.
An older cup made by Paragon with an earlier backstamp that is circa 1933-1936. In fine letters, it is marked “by appointment.” According to Pristine Antiques, the royal warrants were granted to Paragon in 1933. Earlier hallmarks, without the official queen’s appointment, is a star as best that I can reference. I shall be on the lookout for one of those.
I love the fluted-shaped cup, saucer and dessert plate with the scalloped edges. Note the thin and delicate porcelain that is carefully trimmed in gold.