Beautiful and unusual antique Minton cup and saucer. Hand painted with many different birds that appear to be standing on a perch inside a cage that is done in raised gold and silver.
There is also raised gold beading and a deep maroon center on both pieces. The saucer has the impressed Minton mark and date cypher for 1873 (the tip of the pen is pointing to it in the close up photo). The cup is marked with letters and numbers as shown. The diameter of the saucer is just over 5.25 inches.
The cup stands between 2.5 inches and 2.75 inches high. The decoration on both pieces shows little to no wear. There is some fine crazing. The saucer has no chips, cracks, or flea bites.The cup handle has darkened a bit with age and has 2 faint short lines across the handle that are so tight they cannot even be felt. 5 cm line at the rim of the cup near the handle. Please let me know if you have any questions. The item "1873 Fine MINTON Caged Birds Cup & Saucer Gold Silver Aesthetic Porcelain China" is in sale since Monday, August 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Minton".
The seller is "jonesing-for-it" and is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.