Antique Cup and Saucer, National China Company, Blue Floral Band, Teacup


Antique Cup and Saucer, National China Company, Blue Floral Band, Teacup

A beautiful antique cup and saucer by National China Company. The pattern consists of a blue floral band with gold trim on its inside, edge, handle, and outside of the cup, it is also on the edge and verge of the saucer. It would make a wonderful addition to a teacup collection. Perfect for you morning coffee, afternoon or evening tea. It is from the 1920s and brings the past to the present with beauty.

The National China Company began in East Liverpool, Ohio in 1899. In 1910, the firm sold its East Liverpool facilities to the Harker Pottery Company, and purchased the Dresden China Company in Salineville, Ohio. National China operated successfully in Salineville for over 15 years, manufacturing dinner, toilet and hotel wares. In the late 1920s and early 1930s there was a rapid decline in the American pottery industry. Many companies joined together in an attempt to revitalize the industry. In 1929, National China became one of eight firms to consolidate and form the American Chinaware Corporation. The merger included other potteries such as Knowles, Taylor & Knowles, the Carrollton China Company, and the Pope Gosser China Company. American Chinaware Corporation filed for bankruptcy after only a few years and on November 15, 1932, the company ceased operations. The backstamp dates this set to before its merger with the other companies mentioned earlier. This set is approximately 100 years old.

2 inches in height
3½ inches in diameter

5¾ inches in diameter

This cup and saucer are in excellent condition. They have no chips or cracks The set does have some light crazing due to age. This set is approximately 100 years old.

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