Victorian commemorative china cup and saucer - portrait of the Earl of Iddesleigh
Victorian commemorative china cup and saucer - portrait of the Earl of Iddesleigh
Victorian commemorative china cup and saucer - portrait of the Earl of Iddesleigh
Victorian commemorative china cup and saucer - portrait of the Earl of Iddesleigh
Victorian commemorative china cup and saucer - portrait of the Earl of Iddesleigh

Victorian commemorative china cup and saucer - portrait of the Earl of Iddesleigh

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Original late 19th century antique ceramic ware - Devon / political interest - FREE UK P&P
£27.50

Product description

Victorian commemorative china cup and saucer - portrait of the Earl of Iddesleigh
 
A genuine late Victorian antique commemorative china cup and saucer, decorated with pale pink finish and gilt bands together with a large monochrome transfer portrait of "The Late the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Idd...[?]" to one side of the cup; there are no makers' marks. We believe the portrait to be that of Sir Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh (1818-87) - an eminent Victorian politician of Devon stock, elevated to the peerage in 1885, who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1874-80) and as Foreign Secretary (1886-87); if so, the cup and saucer were most probably produced shortly after his death in January 1887.
 
Whilst this original late 19th century piece shows various signs of age (see condition description below) together with various imperfections dating from manufacture - and, in view of its age and condition, it is not recommended for food use - it remains nicely displayable, and would make a lovely addition to a collection of commemorative ceramics or political memorabilia, or a pleasing finishing touch to a late Victorian period room setting.
 
Date / era: c.1887
 
Material: Porcelain
 
Brand / manufacturer: unknown
 
Country of origin: unknown
 
Dimensions (approx.): Cup 7cm (2.75in) tall, 7.4cm (2.9in) diameter at top; saucer 14cm (5.5in) diameter
 
Condition: Both cup and saucer show some scratching and general wear to surfaces and marking to feet; considerable age wear to the pink finish, especially to the cup (which is in fact almost white with pink areas), that of the saucer having a mottled appearance; some wear to gilt and transfer (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1 set (1 cup, 1 saucer)
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 215g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

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Code 3/263
Condition Used