Almost antique (1924) Aynsley Cup of Knowledge Fortune Telling tea set commemorating The Wembley Exhibition in 1924. Rd. Pattern No. 70253. Made in England.
History: In 1924 the British Government held a Colonial Exhibition at Wembley to both strengthen the bonds within the Empire and to stimulate trade; the Brits feeling North America was beginning to encroach on their trademark enterprises, like the potteries. What better way for the Brits to show what English tableware was all about than have John Aynsley and his ceramic wares take center stage! This Aynsley Fortune Telling tea set dates to the 1924 Wembley Exhibition in London, at which place it was originally purchased.
In EXCELLENT! condition with NO! chips, nicks, cracks or fleabites, MINIMAL! crazing (for the age of the pieces), LITTLE TO NO! loss or wear to the gold edge or accents and NO! stains. Lovely condition for its age!
Approximate measurements: cup stands 3-1/2" with a 4-1/2" diameter bowl | saucer measures 6-5/8" in diameter. Pieces have a smooth, gold edge.
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