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CARLTON WARE ROUGE ROYALE TEA CUP AND SAUCER

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Up for sale is a lovely and antique Carlton Ware, tea cup and saucer.

The tea cup and saucer are both pieces from the "Rouge Royale" pattern. The pattern is comprised of a deep red or burgundy main color with gold accenting on the rims, handles and feet and scalloped edges on both the top rim of the tea cup and the outer rim of the saucer. The tea cup handle is also finished in gold.

The tea cup is a "footed" or "Harlequin" design and the foot is gilded making a perfect compliment to the deep burgundy color where the cup meets the saucer.

The tea cup has a minor gradient with both the top and the bottom areas of it being finished in a slightly darker burgundy than the central portion (see photos). The saucer has the same color shift moving outward from the center toward the gold scalloped edge.

The final finish on both the tea cup and the saucer is the "Lustre" (Luster) that Carlton Ware is famous for. Both pieces exhibit that very attractive and sought after "oil on water" iridescence that is a huge part of the reason that Carlton Ware is deemed to be so attractive and collectible.

The bases of the tea cup and saucer are marked "CARLTON WARE MADE IN ENGLAND ™ TRADEMARK"

Both pieces are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The tea cup shows crazing on the base and on the interior base but that is the only crazing evident on either of the two pieces, and is quite typical in respect to the area, however, over-all these pieces have much less crazing than is normally seen on these items. Carlton Ware is known to be especially problematic with crazing so these two pieces are exceptional examples with only that small bit. The interior of the tea cup is finished in pale, mint green. The condition of these 2 pieces would indicate that they have been "cabinet" items only for much, if not all, of their life. There certainly isn't any evidence to suggest that the tea cup and saucer have seen any regular use.

This tea cup and saucer are as good as it gets for pieces to add to your Carlton Ware collection. The color is outstanding, there is only minimal crazing and absolutely no damage of any type. This pairing will definitely be a real "head-turner" in your collection. If you happen to collect Art Deco era items then this cup and saucer are very pretty pieces of porcelain from the era. These are quite simply just fantastic pieces for any collection.


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