Superb Minton breakfast cup & saucer C.1840-50, p.6239

A superb Minton cabinet/breakfast cup and saucer, C1840-1850, decorated with a very strong imari pattern with gilding, pattern 6239. It is finely potted and in excellent condition - there are no chips, cracks, crazing or repairs and both pieces ring well when tapped. The gilding and decoration is bright and unworn, and the footrim of the cup is gilded. It is large - the saucer is 6 5/8 inches diameter, the cup is 3 7/8 inches top diameter and 3 1/4 inches high. Both pieces are marked a over 6239, with three dots below.