These are two rather stunning Copeland Spode demitasse coffee cups and saucers, made in 1913. The colour is deep cobalt blue and they have an intriguing design of what seems to be brickwork, applied in gilding. The saucers have no well and are unusually deep.

 

Copeland Spode was one of the most prominent potteries right from the start of English porcelain production in the late 1700s to the demise of the industry in the 1960s. In fact it was the founder Josiah Spode who was responsible for the recipe for bone china that made English china production so successful in the two centuries to come. Their items are of exceptionally high quality and many of the designs have become iconic.

 

Demitasse cups were used in the 19th Century among the more well-off classes, who would have a small cup of strong black coffee (espresso didn't exist yet!) after supper. The cups are often richly adorned and there is an endless variety of them.

 

These cups are marked "T. Goode & Co London". Copeland Spode supplied several unique product lines to the big department store T. Goode, and they would always require their name to be marked on the items.

 

Both items also have the Copeland Spode back stamp as well as the pattern number 623209, leading back to 1913.

 

CONDITION REPORT The sets are in perfect condition, which is quite rare for items this age. There are no chips, cracks, hairlines or even crazing. The gilding is in perfect condition as well the cups seem to have never been used.

 

Please note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks and stains can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account.

 

There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can see with the eye; a hairline runs over the surface glazing but not the body of the item and a crack runs through the body of the item, usually weakening its structure. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

Demitasse cup sets of this maker and line are collectors' items and this set is in wonderful condition. It would make a beautiful wedding or engagement gift for an antiques lover.

 

DIMENSIONS (diameters): cup 5.2cm, saucer 11.3cm

 

SHIPPING I ship worldwide from the UK, mostly by Royal Mail 2nd Class for the UK and International Tracked and Signed for the rest of the world. I am happy to combine shipping charges on multiple items - please contact me to discuss. In principle I do not make a profit on shipping although for simplicity's sake I charge flat shipping fees. If the fee charged greatly exceeds the actual cost I will gladly refund you the difference - at the same time if it is slightly lower I will gladly make up the difference. In some countries shipping will end up significantly more than the expected fees and I will contact you to discuss our options. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SHIPPING COSTS AND OPTIONS.

Two demitasse coffee cups, Copeland Spode 1913

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