This set of twelve demitasse cups and saucers is finely crafted and detailed. The timeless pattern, Cheviot Gold, was originally introduced in 1941. The set features a lovely pattern of painted gilded laurel leaves lining the saucers and inner rims of the cups. The handles and scalloped edges are lined in gold as well. The stamp on the bottom of these pieces dates the set to sometime after 1951, and before the pattern Gold Cheviot was discontinued in 1975. Some of the pieces’ maker’s marks are stamped in grey and some in gold (with the pattern number S-534 Gold Cheviot). Five of the cups and four of the saucers have Minton’s Substandard mark but after several inspections, these pieces have no obvious flaws.
The set presents beautifully, and is in very good vintage condition, with minor wear/scuffing and patina commensurate with age and light use. There is very minimal loss to gilding. Please take note that there is one chip on the edge of one of the cups – make sure to see the photos included. There are no other chips, breaks, or other damage in the set. This classic set of demitasse cups and saucers would make a fine addition to any fine porcelain dinnerware collection and will add elegance to any special soiree this holiday season!
Dimensions: Each cup measures approx. 2 1/8″ in height and 2 1/8″ in diameter. Each saucer measures approx. 4 1/2″ across.