For sale is a lovely teacup and saucer made by Paragon of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. The pattern is known as "Tapestry Rose". The cup measures 2 7/8" tall at the handles highest measurement. The actual cup measures 2 3/4" tall and 3 5/16" wide at the rim of the cup. The footed base measures 1 3/4" wide. The saucer is approximately 3/4" tall and is 5 1/4" in diameter.
The pattern depicts a band of roses and leaves adorning the exterior upper rim of the cup. The pattern looks like it has been woven in fabric thus the name "Tapestry Rose". There are rosebuds and foliage hanging from the garland decoration and it's quite charming. The interior of the cup has a smaller garland of leaves and rosebuds on the upper edge to finish the look. The saucer has the same border of floral garland and also a single cluster of flowers in the center. The center of the saucer has a scrolling pattern to accent where the cup rests. The teacup and saucer both have a scalloped edge that is trimmed with gold as well as the handle and foot of the cup. It is an Avon shaped cup.
Paragon has a history and reputation of producing high quality tea sets and fine china. They were granted many royal warrants of appointment by many members of the Royal Family. They were originally the Star China Company and have an illustrious intertwined history among many talented potters of the day and region. The Aynsley, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton companies and other well known potters merged and formed different branches of this ware through many generations.
The teacup and saucer are in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The pieces are signed "PARAGON, By Appointment To H.M. The Queen & H.M. Queen Mary, Fine Bone China, England Reg'd" along with the double crest known as the Warrant. The teacup and saucer were made circa 1939-1949.
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