This is a good late 18th Century Worcester porcelain TRIO of Coffee Cup, Tea Bowl and Saucer in a combined blue and gold pattern, fully marked and dating to circa 1780.
All pieces are decorated in a classical pattern of underglaze blue with hand gilded overglaze gold. By the 1770's Worcester was producing patterns just in gold or blue & gold, to suit the new classical taste of the period, probably led by Sevres of France, with the Worcester factory favouring a rim of fine dentil gilding, as with these pieces. They all have an upper blue border beneath a gold rim with a row of dentil gilding over the blue, with extended Prince of Wales feather motifs in gold below. The saucer and tea bowl inner have a blue ring with a hand painted gold continuous intertwining leaf design.
The bases of the saucer and coffee cup have a blue painted Worcester Crescent mark.. The Tea bowl is unmarked but from the same set.
For further details and examples see The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain Vol. 1, 1751-1851, written by Henry Sandon for the Antique Collectors Club. Overall a classical Worcester Trio of pieces from the late 18th Century.
Height: 6.99 cm (2.75 in)Diameter: 12.2 cm (4.8 in)
GoodWear consistent with age and use. Very Good antique condition. Some slight gilding loss to rims Tea bowl has inner rim nibble NO Restoration. NO Cracks Please see images.