These 5 ceramic cups and saucers were produced in France by Creil, c.1820. The factory was founded in 1797 and continues today. The Victoria & Albert Museum has examples of Creil cream ware on exhibit. The saucers measure 4 3/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches deep. They would be a coffee size. The cups are 2 1/4 inches high. They have an ivory hue to the ceramic. They are decorated with factory transfers in black creating a striking contrast. The decorations have astrological significance. There are portraits of Greek Gods and Goddesses representing the seasons on the front of each cup. Landscapes decorate the interiors of the saucers.
These cups and saucers are quite rare and desirable.
Condition: One cup has a minor chip on the rim. The other pieces are in excellent condition.