19th C. Chamberlain's Worcester Armorial Cup and Saucer - Doyle
Chamberlain's Worcester porcelain cup and saucer, c. 1810.
Dimensions: The saucer is approximately 5 ⅛” in diameter.
The cup is approximately 3 ¼” in diameter and 2 ¾” high.
The rim of each piece is bordered with a gilt Greek key design and has a gilded edge.
In the center of the saucer and on the front of the cup there are a pair of crests framed within a laurel wreath for General Sir John Doyle, Baronet of the Island of Guernsey.
The reverse of the saucer and the base of the cup are unmarked.
The crests can be interpreted as follows:
For his service in Egypt in 1801: A Mameluke on horseback at full speed in the act of, throwing a djirid.
For his Baronetcy in 1805: Out of an eastern crown or a stag’s head gules attired. Gold charged upon the neck with a mullet of eight points within an increscent argent.
Condition: Both pieces have been professionally restored and are in excellent visual condition. The reverse of the saucer displays old staple repairs. The cup displays restoration under black light and has a hairline.