1 shot or 2 sir?? Officers Mess Cup.

Who needs Costa or Starbucks. Back in the 1930s and 40s, officers in the RAF knew how to take their brew.  Here we have a tiny Bone China cup and Saucer. One of a set of six, the cups were produced by George Jones and Sons which worked out of the Crescent pottery. The company ceased trading in 1951. The saucers however were produced by Royal Doulton. One of Royal Doultons subsidiary companies was Mintons. Interestingly the George Jones and Sons Crescent pottery was situated directly behind the Minton factory in Stoke on Trent. 

The cup and saucer is in lovely condition with the gilding in excellent condition and blue still vibrant. The motifs on both cup and saucer are correct with kings crown and RAF lettering surrounded by the laurels. Dating to the 1930s these are really lovely items that would have graced an RAF stations officers mess. 

   
    
    
 

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