The piece is entirely hand painted using gilt and red-brown colours. The painting style is very very familiar with Crown Derby porcelain indeed. So this may previously belong to a collector of British porcelain.We can not known for sure if the artist was British or not but we can easily say that the approach he or she adopted is the way Crown Derby porcelain did it in late 19th and early 20th century. The "K" symbol under the pieces may refer to the artist's name or surname, the numbers that usually come afterwards are used for categorizing purposes by porcelain artist.
Either it represents to a certain date or a certain type of porcelain he or she was working on. For example, "88" may be used for the tea set pieces and the following "6" may be referring to the sixth piece. The piece is handpainted on bone china, which is a more transparent type of porcelain which involves ashes of animal bones in its production process. Since these were more delicate than the hard porcelain it's a very satisfactory piece to see intact.
The mark you have referred as "two lines" may be a mark of a small production facility which we do not have information on, there were a lot of places of this sort from early to mid century. Tea Cup measures 2 3/4 Inches high by 2 3/4 Inches Wide (handle not included) The Saucer measures 5 1/2 Inches Wide. Condition: Mint - no chips, cracks, breaks, repairs, etc. Please review all photos for greater detail. Take a look at my other items!
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Dinnerware & Serveware\Cups & Saucers". The seller is "robundle" and is located in this country: US.
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