There were so many variations of Old Paris pots de creme. This piece dates back to the mid to late 1800's. The Old Paris Bands of Blue and Gold Pot de Creme Cup does show some loss to the gold but in our eyes it adds to the beauty of the piece.
We particularly love the handle on this cup which is decoratively attached with leaves at three points. The decor is two simple bands of dark bright blue, one along the rim of the lid and one at the top of the cup. The blue is surrounded by bands of gold. The finial is finished in gold and there are some decorative gold flourishes along the rim of the lid. The handle has some touches of gold as well.