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Derby Chocolate Cup and Saucer, Puce Mark c1790

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: English: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1187188

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A beautiful and elegant Derby covered chocolate cup and saucer. Decorated in cobalt blue, gilding, and heavily painted white dots to simulate pearls. Both the cup and saucer are marked with the puce crown and batons, which indicates a very desirable Derby period. Also, both are marked with an puce "8", indicating that the gilder was William Longden, and a blue "5", showing that the painter was Juno.

Superb condition with no chips, cracks, or restoration. Colors are bright and unscratched, and the gilding is wonderful. Just the slightest bit of gilding wear where the lid rests on the cup edge. The cup is 3" tall without the lid, 5" tall with the lid and 3 3/8" in diameter. The saucer is 6 1/4" in diameter.

A sterling example of this uncommon form.