This porcelain tea cup and saucer was produced in England by Cauldon in the 1890s. The saucer has a diameter of 5 3/8 inches and the saucer is 2 1/2 inches high. The set is made of fine, white bone china. An interesting feature is that both the cup and saucer have reticulated borders. The set is exquisitely hand painted and gilded. They are signed by the artist, S. Pope. The roses and asters are brilliantly colored and painted with great detail. Look at how the flowers are painted around the handle. It is superb artistry. The gilding is quite elaborate and there is gold trim on the handle and rims. Davis & Collimore, & Co., who competed with Tiffany’s, commissioned these as a special order.
Condition: The gold ring in the saucer well has a slight bit of wear. The cup and saucer are otherwise in excellent condition.