On offer is a highly collectible and hard-to-find embossed Queensware Celadon (green) on Cream vintage china footed demitasse cup and saucer set by Wedgwood. This pattern #2243 titled, “Gloucester”, features embossed green grapes a cream color with plain edges. This piece is date stamped July 1950. Perfect for use or display.
*A demitasse cup is smaller than a normal tea cup and is traditionally used to serve espresso or Turkish coffee.
This 2 piece footed demitasse 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 are 3 small imperfections on the back of the saucer that I believe occurred at manufacture. Likewise, there may be other small flaws from manufacture, which is typical in fine china. Please see pictures for details.
This Wedgwood demitasse cup and saucer feature the 1940-1973 Wedgwood backstamp, “Of Etruria & Barlaston Made in England Wedgwood Embossed Queen’s Ware” in a circular pattern. This set was produced at Etruria, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England under Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd.
A perfect gift for collectors of Wedgwood 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 2.5 inches tall by 2 5/8 inches wide (plus handle). Saucer measures approx. 4.5 inches wide by .75 inch tall.
CARING FOR VINTAGE & ANTIQUE CHINA: If you would like to clean your Wedgwood 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 rim 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!