Paragon Athena Demitasse

ParagonSKU: 55

Style: Demitasse Trio
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1966 Paragon Athena Demitasse

Athena is a regal design with a black and gold band, gold filigree and gold trim, making you feel like royalty as you sip your coffee from this elegant fine bone china.

Not only does tea taste better in bone china, but it also makes coffee taste amazing!

Choose from a duo or trio.

  • Demitasse Duo – cup, saucer, and spoon
  • Demitasse Trio – cup, saucer, cake plate and spoon

    Paragon Athena Features:

    • Made in England
    • Fine bone china
    • c. 1966
    • Condition - Excellent
    • Cup – Corinth shape. 8cm high, 6.5cm diameter
    • Saucer – 14cm diameter
    • Side Plate – 16cm diameter

      Measurements are approximate. 


      Condition Rating

      New – new purchase, not previously owned. Currently in production, in the original packaging, purchased from the manufacturer through retail or third-party distribution.

      New Discontinued – not in production, previously purchased or owned, in the original packaging, purchased from the manufacturer through retail or third-party distribution.

      Unused, Never Used – in the original packaging, never washed or removed from packaging.

      Excellent Condition – no visible usage marks, chips, scratches, cracks, loss of trim or discolouration to the pattern and may have been washed or displayed only.

      Good Condition – some usage, minimal usage marks, no chips, cracks, loss of trim or discolouration to the pattern. Most vintage china is in this category.

      Fair Condition – visible usage, some surface scratches, loss of trim, fading of pattern or colours or some stains.

      Poor Condition – damaged, cracked, chipped, no trim. 


      Vintage and Pre-loved

      Our vintage and preloved items come with a history of use, wear, or small defects that will not impact the joy of owning them. It is common to see tool marks, painting and gilding slips, internal and surface bubbles or spots created during the manufacturing processes used in the past. Manufacturing defects are not considered damage or noted in the description. The history and manufacturing of vintage items create the charm and appeal of exquisite vintage treasures that are not in new pristine condition.

      Vintage treasures are described and represented to the best of our knowledge, noting any chips, cracks, crazing as outlined in the Condition Rating below. Photos will form part of the description to assist you in your decision-making process.


      History of Paragon

      Star China Co introduced Paragon China in 1903 by the founding partner's Herbert James Aynsley (founder of John Aynsley & Sons), John Gerrard Aynsley and William Illingworth. In 1920 Paragon China become The Paragon China Company and Paragon China Limited in 1930.

      The company was taken over by Thomas C. Wild & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of Royal Albert in 1960 and merging with the Lawlery Group Ltd known as Allied English Potteries Ltd in July 1964.

      In 1972 Paragon became part of Royal Doulton and continued to produce china under Paragon until 1991. Royal Albert absorbed the Paragon name and patterns by 1989 and in 1992 the Paragon name was discontinued.

      Source: Royal Albert Patterns, History of Paragon China



      We are happy to combine purchases for shipping. Shipping will be by couriers and may take longer than usual with the high volumes of parcels handled by couriers and COVID restrictions.

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