This is a gorgeous Coffee/Tea Set for 12 (twelve) from Royal Doulton, Made in England. This pattern has been discontinued, it was an old, almost antique pattern, originally manufactured in 1938 and 1939, according to the numbers 12 and 13 besides the mark.
This pattern perfectly reflects the time when it was produced: the Great Depression was over and the Second World War wasn't started yet. People looked more into luxury and pleasures of life. This set is part of service for 24, that was given as a wedding gift to young girl in England. For almost 80 years these pieces have been with the family.
They survived a World War, the Nazi bombing, long journey through Atlantic, poor and exhausting years in new country, many careless hands. The set have been part of many happy moments. The pattern has gold accented edge and gold leaves circle set on cream background.Even today the set is very stylish and beautiful. 12 (twelve) Coffee/Tea Cups - 3 3/4" at the rim and 2 1/4" tall. 12 (twelve) Saucers for the cups - 6 in diameter. The set is very rare and just beautiful. It will make a wonderful gift or will be a great addition to any vintage china collection.
You are letting so many beautiful moments in your home. The set is in good used vintage condition with no cracks, or crazing. There is very minimal wear on the gold details.Actual color may differ from the photo due to lighting conditions. It is very hard to get the pale cream color on this set on the pictures. Just imagine your special table set with these beautiful pieces. A party makes an elegant statement when set with antique porcelain. Royal Doulton is one of the most popular brands of fine china and porcelain. This is mainly due to the collectability and value of their figures and character mugs. Doulton has many other items of interest though and all are made with the same quality and attention to detail which has always signified Royal Doulton. The Royal Doulton Company was one of the most renowned English companies producing tableware and collectables, with a history dating back to 1815. The Royal Doulton Company began as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts, with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London. The business specialized in making stoneware articles, including decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes. The company took the name Doulton in 1853. By this time Doulton had become one of the most popular brands of stoneware and ceramics, under the artistic direction of John Slater, who worked across a wide variety of figurines, vases, character jugs, and decorative pieces, many designed by the prolific and popular Leslie Harradine. Doulton products also came to the attention of the Royal family.
For almost 200 years, The Royal Doulton Company has specialized in fine bone china and porcelain for the table and collectibles. Royal Doulton, as evidenced by the name, enjoys the distinction of a "Royal Warrant". A Royal Warrant is bestowed upon people or companies who have regularly supplied members of the Royal Family with goods or services. It is regarded as a mark of supreme excellence and quality. King Edward awarded the first of five Royal Warrants to Royal Doulton in 1901.
The Doulton Company then became The Royal Doulton Company. Royal Doulton now holds two Royal Warrants. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We will open an unpaid case after four days. The item "Royal Doulton VINTAGE Tea Coffee SET Gold Encrusted edges Cream 1938 V1926" is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Doulton". The seller is "retro_saloon23" and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.