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Last Updated on: 1st January 2024, 01:01 pm

Vintage Lot of 5 Empire Porcelain Staffordshire England Demitasse cup & saucer + sugar bowl

Demitasse: approx. 2 7/8 inches
Saucer: approx. 5 1/4 inches
Sugar bowl: approx. 3 5/8 inches
Demitasse: approx. 2 1/2 inches
Sugar bowl: approx. 2 inches
Demitasse and saucer: 209 g
Sugar bowl: 104 g
Total weight for the lot: 1116 g
Makers/manufacturers / brand: Empire Porcelain Company, Staffordshire, England. 
Notes: Foliate/vine design and duck egg blue and sepia withhints of lavender colour palette.
This vintage lot from the Empire Porcelain Company based in Staffordshire, England, is a true gem for those who appreciate the elegance of English ceramics. The set, comprised of five demitasse cups with their matching saucers and a sugar bowl, is a testament to the delicate craftsmanship and design sensibility of the mid-20th century.

The demitasse cups, with their size perfect for espresso, are beautifully adorned with a foliate or vine design, featuring a serene colour palette of duck egg blue, sepia, and hints of lavender. This subtle yet sophisticated colour scheme is often associated with the refined interiors and design trends of the era when they were produced. The sugar bowl echoes the design of the cups and adds functionality to the set, perfect for those who like their coffee sweet.

Weighing a total of 1116 grams, the set has a pleasing heft, indicative of quality materials and build. The individual demitasse and saucer weigh approximately 209 grams, and the sugar bowl weighs 104 grams, suggesting that these pieces are both durable and delicate.

Collectors of Staffordshire porcelain will recognize the significance of the Empire Porcelain Company’s mark, a sign of authenticity and craftsmanship. Such pieces not only serve as functional items for use during tea or coffee time but also as decorative pieces that can adorn a china cabinet or a dining room display, evoking the charm and grace of a bygone era.

For anyone with a penchant for vintage porcelain, this lot represents an opportunity to own a piece of Staffordshire’s storied ceramic history. Whether for use or display, these pieces can add a touch of vintage elegance to any setting.
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