On offer is a collectible vintage fine bone china tea cup and saucer set by Clarence, pattern #409-68 with beautiful purple violet flowers, a scalloped edge and gold trim. Perfect for use or display.
This 2 piece flat cup and saucer set is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, no cracks, no repairs and very little fade on the gold trim. This appears to have been used for display purposes only. There may be small imperfections, etc. that were created during manufacture, typical of fine china. Both cup and saucer have a beautiful, crystal clear ring when tapped. Please see pictures for details.
This Clarence “flat cup”, (tea cup), and saucer feature the 1946-1965 “In the Shield” Clarence backstamp, “Clarence Bone China Made in England” in a shield design with scroll. The pattern number is listed in gold on the bottom rim of the teacup. This set was produced at the co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd Crown Windsor Pottery, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England under CWS, Ltd.
A perfect gift for collectors of Clarence bone china, teacups and saucers, or really anyone who enjoys the relaxation of a delicious cup of proper tea, served in a delicately beautiful teacup.
***This set includes 2 pieces, (1 teacup with 1 matching saucer). Teacup measures 2 1/4 inches tall by 3 5/8 inches wide (plus handle). Saucer measures approx. 5 1/4 inches wide by 1 inch tall.
CARING FOR VINTAGE & ANTIQUE CHINA: If you would like to clean your Clarence bone china, please don’t use harsh chemicals and never use bleach or run through the dishwasher. You’ll want to use warm, (not hot), water and mild, citrus-free detergents to clean. Hand wash pieces individually and line your sink with a plastic wash tub to avoid chipping. To remove tea stains from your tea cup, try using undiluted household white vinegar or a denture cleaning tablet and water as a soak. Fill the cup to just below the gold inner trim and allow to sit for several hours or overnight, until any tea stains have been removed. You should never scrub antique or vintage China with anything abrasive!