8 Edwardian Wedgwood coffee cups and saucers in powder blue and gold, pattern X8996

Early 20th century
Cups: 5.5cm x 5.6cm
Saucers: 11.8cm (11.9)
Standard Parcel
£ 95
This item is available to view and buy at:
13A Bangor Road
This set is made up of 8 cups and saucers from Wedgwood pattern number X8996. Five were made between 1900 and 1908 and three were made just after 1908. The later saucers are a mm wider in circumference and the gold line on the inside of the cup is a fraction lower. Otherwise, the blue and gold are exactly the same and make up a classic and elegant set. We have also included two cups (one of each date) as spares. You may still come across saucer(s) to match.
The cups and saucers are all in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or issues. The gold has no wear.
Wedgwood imitated the powder blue from Chinese porcelain. The Chinese applied colour in powder form by blowing it through a silk screen at the bottom of a bamboo tube onto a surface prepared with a light application of oil. Wedgwood achieved a similar effect by first laying a ground of solid colour and then stippling it with a fine-grained sponge.