Orient Line 1950's six Wedgwood demitasse Cups & Saucer

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  • Item Category: Transportation and Vehicles
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jun 12, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Set of six (6) demitasse coffee cups and saucers (capacity approx 3 fl.oz) manufactured by Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston. The anchor design, by Edward McKnight Kauffer, was introduced to used on board items to the Orient Line fleet in the late 1930's and subsequently used on this green range of fine china ware specifically for First Class passengers during the 1950's; ceasing early in the 1960's after the full merger with the P&O shipping line.
The cup stands a little under 6cm, diameter of 5.5cm. Saucer has a diameter of 11cm.
Bottom marked, on both cups & saucers, with the Wedgewood mark & the Orient Line name and flag.
In very good undamaged condition.
I've owned this set for many years and have decided to sell during a large downsizing exercise!
I will pack very well. Estimated just under 2 kilos when packed. Postage indicated/sent by insured methods.