Superb vintage DUCHESS Fine Bone China footed teacup (tea cup) and saucer set featuring a large golden yellow rose with pink and mauve flowers. (c. 1947 - 1960) Made in England. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or crazing to note.
The footed Duchess tea cup features a large golden yellow rose on the front with pink and mauve flowers, and a smaller rose on the back. Hand-painted gold trim along the gently scalloped lip, along the outside handle and along the base of the foot. We believe this is Duchess' pattern number 59. The teacup measures 2-7/8" tall, 3-1/2" in diameter and 4-3/8" from the outside edge of the handle to the outside tip of the lip. The matching saucer also has a gently scalloped edge trimmed in gold. It measures 5-1/2" in diameter.
Duchess China in it's various forms has been around since 1888. The Directory of European Porcelain (NAG Press) shows that A. T Finney & Sons had used a number of names to trade but the most famous was Duchess China . All china was produced from Duchess China Works in Longton, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom. In 1947 A T Finney & Sons under the Brand Duchess China produced china tea services. A T Finney & Sons Ltd, Duchess China Works, Longton, England (c. 1947 - 1960) Formerly named the Blyth Porcelain Co. (1905 - 1935) Manufacturers of fine bone china at the Blyth Works, High Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Previously named the Dresden Porcelain Co. which was taken over by A T Finney in 1935.
A2667 - Vintage DUCHESS Fine Bone China Footed Tea Cup (Teacup) & Saucer Set Golden Yellow Rose #59