The label on the bottom of the cup is:
D & C
The label on the bottom of the saucer is:
D & C
L. Bernard and Co.
I found the cup & saucer on an auction site with the following description:
gold enamel Greek key banding, gold enamel folliate handle
Now, I never remember seeing this at my parents’ home prior to when I had to inventory the contents of their possessions for my father’s estate (my mother predeceased him by almost 14 years).
I do have memories of my mother, my aunt, and my grandmother packing up the 4 cousins for a day trip to Windsor, Canada, to make the annual purchase of an English Bone China tea cup and saucer. Of course, Mom used them for coffee. This cup and saucer looks to be older than those items brought from Canada during my childhood. I never remember it at my maternal grandparents’ home either. It is one of the items I just wish I would have been lucky enough to find one of Grandma’s little notes inside to tell where it came from.
Having this and not knowing where it came from and how it eventually ended up in my possession is one of the reasons I switched over to cataloging the items I have received and that no one but me is sure of where it came from.