c1851 The Great Exhibition Royal Family Cup & Saucer

PRICE: £115.00
CONDITION: Excellent
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This beautiful translucent china cup and saucer were made c1851. Both pieces have been extensively hand decorated and show Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children.These sets were produced for the Great Exhibition of 1851 with many of them hand colored and fired in the Exhibition.This version showing the Royal children is quite rare.

The saucer has a large central portrait showing a seated Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with the young Princess Alice & Prince Arthur standing in front of them.

On one side of the cup it shows the young Prince Albert, later to be crowned King Edward VII,who is wearing a crown and flying a kite with Windsor Castle in the background, on the other is the young Princess Victoria standing on a balcony.

The design is to a very high standard and the hand-enameling is exceptional .The cup is 2 1/4" - 55mm tall and the saucer is 5 1/2" - 135mm dia. Both pieces are in very good condition without any chips or cracks and quite exceptional graphics. Pieces made at the Great Exhibition are not normally as good as this set as the firing process was not as good as in a factory.

Few pieces as early as this have survived in such remarkable condition and with its eye-catching decoration will make it a superb addition to any collection.
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