This is a cute little hand-painted PAIR of early 20th century Bough pottery coffee cans and saucers. They have a hand-painted floral pattern on them.
Each item is fully marked to the base, as photographed.
The maker's initials are C.C.A. - for Christina (Chrissie) Amour.
A similar wee plate by her with purple border colours is in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland.
These cans and saucers were probably a little blank of this earthenware vase which was made by Maling and Sons, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and used by Bough Pottery.
The decoration features the attractive stylized flowers that you find on Bough pieces. The center of each saucer is decorated with white flower blossoms and red berries set against a blue background. The same motif is picked up on the band around the rim of each cup.
CONDITION: In good condition for Bough pieces now 90 years old - with no chips or cracks. A perfect pair of cups and saucers are quite hard to find - so this is reflected in my asking price. I have them priced at £35 for each pair.
A full coffee set with this pattern is illustrated in Henry E. Kelly's publication, Scottish Ceramics on page 163.
The dimension of each coffee can is height: 2 1/8 inches and the diameter is 2 1/4 inches. The saucer is 4 1/2 inches in diameter.
Bough Pottery was founded by Elizabeth and Richard Amour in the 1920s. They specialized in decorating blanks - which they bought in from pottery companies in England and Scotland (many from Maling Pottery, Newcastle).
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