This porcelain cup and saucer was produced in England by Worcester in the 1770s. There are no markings to identify it but the design is indicative of the Worcester factory. The saucer measures 5 3/4 inches in diameter and is 1 1/2 inches deep. The cup is 2 1/4 inches high. We believe that this type of cup is called a coffee can. The ground is deep cobalt blue with a suggestion of a fish scale pattern in it. Cartouches of elaborate hand gilding contain sprays of brilliantly colored flowers. All of the decorations are vibrant and the gilding bright. This is a wonderful example of early Worcester to be treasured.
Condition: The gilding around the well in the saucer has some minor rubbing. The set is otherwise in excellent condition.