Vintage Paragon Fine Bone China Teacup and Saucer Set, Double Warrant, England. The cup and saucer have a light beige exterior and a black interior with hand painted hibiscus flowers. Both pieces are marked on the underside bases with the two Paragon crown stamps and the words, "PARAGON, BY APPOINTMENT, TO, H M THE QUEEN & H M QUEEN MAR(Y), FINE BONE CHINA, ENGLAND, REGO".
The saucer is marked with the number "4659" as well. The round saucer flares upwards slightly from a smaller round base, with a top diameter of 5-1/2" and an underside base diameter of about 2-3/4". The cup itself is 2-1/8" in height, with a top opening diameter of around 3-7/8" and 1-7/8" for the base; greatest width from the outside of the curved handle to the opposite side is 4-7/8".
The saucer doesn't have chips, cracks, crazing, or repairs. There is a little wear to the gold trims, some scratches and scuffs in the black paint, and some small tiny scratches in the beige surface. Most of the scratches are located in the centre where the cup rests.
The cup doesn't have cracks, crazing, or repairs. There is small area where the graze has flaked from the rim (shown in the red circle), a few small tiny scratches in black paint, and a little gold loss on the top of the handle (shown in the zoomed photo). Like many vintage china, the cup has some manufacturing flaws: a small underglaze scratch near the rim (shown in the red circle), a very small gold paint skip on the rim (shown in the red circle), a send inclusion on the pink flower (shown within the red circle), and a few spots inside the cup where the black color is lighter and less saturated (a couple of the spots are shown in the red circle). There are also two lines on the cup's foot ring formed by overlapping layers of clay, they are not scratches or cracks.There are more minor flaws in addition to the listed above, please zoom the photos to see more details. The photos were taken by me and show the actual items for sale. Please excuse the glare in the photos. The display stand is not included in the sale.
Signature will be required upon receiving the items. Please ask any questions prior to paying and I will answer promptly. Thank you for your interest! The item "PARAGON Tea Cup Saucer Set, Double Warrant, Hibiscus, Beige & Black, Bone China" is in sale since Thursday, December 23, 2021.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers". The seller is "bestgoods-ca" and is located in North York, Ontario. This item can be shipped to Canada, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States.