4 ROYAL CROWN DERBY Blue Mikado footed cup & saucer sets c1991-93
ELEGANT set of four footed cups and saucers in famous Mikado pattern by Royal Crown Derby. These gorgeous teacups are perfect to accompany your afternoon macarons from Faubourg! A 1923 price list for D.R. Dingwall Limited of Winnipeg shows Mikado tea cup sets selling for $2.25 CAD. RCD's new Mikado design costs £88 for a single cup and saucer set ($115USD / $150CAD). In my opinion the vintage Mikado production, all made in England, was superior.
A great soup tureen made entirely of silver, it takes the form of a giant clamshell on whose fluted lid are piled the ingredients for a rich stew. This amazing culinary showpiece was made between 1735 and 1740 by craftsmen under the direction of Juste-Aurèle Meissonier, the French designer who is considered the father of the Rococo.