Bone china cup with saucer, c.1850

Although found together, this Victorian bone china teacup has nothing at all to do with the Imari patterned saucer, as they were “married” sometime after the saucer went missing. The only mark on the teacup is “2/1247”, hand painted in red on the bottom. The undamaged saucer is┬ámarked “Pointons England” on the bottom and dates from 1891. I would have been thrilled had the saucer also been a recipient of an inventive repair!

I do love the simple yet effective replaced handle on the cup, made from a bent iron rod

The ends of the iron rod protrude through carefully drilled holes on the inside of the cup

Teacup measures 2-1/4″ high, 3-5/8″ in diameter and the saucer measures 5-1/2″ in diameter

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