Vintage Royal Victoria Pedestal Dessert Cups with Gold Stripes - Set of Three
Shabby chic in all the right ways...
Elegant and understated these three vintage Royal Victoria pedestal dessert cups contain all the appeal of shabby chic decorating. With their gold stripes in various stages of wear and their bright white bodies, they open the door to a world of glamorous and glitzy tablescape possibilities.
Originally, they started out as dessert cups, most likely accompanied by a matching underplate, but nowadays we love them best as low flower vases for table centerpieces. Big enough to make a statement but short enough not to detract from the views of fellow tablemates, they are ideal vessels for a range of bouquets from simple to luxurious.
There is not much information on the Royal Victoria pottery to share only that it was established in 1801 in England, possibly named after Queen Victoria's mother, Marie Louise Victoria, the Dowager Princess of Leiningen (1786-1861).
Classic in all the right ways, these three could date from any time period in the 20th century, but if we had to guess, we'd estimate they were made sometime between the 1950s-1970s.
- Matching set of three - although please note one stripe is much thinner on cup
- White and gold color palette
- Stamped on bottom with maker's mark
- Fine bone china
In lovely vintage condition. There are no chips, cracks or staining. The gold stripes are wearing in various areas on each cup. It's that authentically aged patina that drew us to them and gives this trio their historic aesthetic. Please see photos.
Measures 3" inches (height) x 3.75" inches (diameter). All together this trio weighs 1.2 lbs