The saucers deep inset holds the cup firmly in place. An example can be found in the Smithsonian Design Museum.I do have 5 sets, several additional plates and saucers and the Teapot listed separately. If interest in all pieces, please let me know. Puce Royal Worcester marks to underside dates to 1880 & 1881. Otherwise, painter's marks and incised logo to plate. With the establishment of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company in 1862, the company gradually gained recognition for its Japanese-inspired designs, which formed part of Japonisme, a collective fascination with Japan that took place in Europe and the United States following the opening of Japanese markets to the West by Commodore Perry in 1853. 3" H X 7" W. Condition: Fading to plate, hairline to cup, otherwise minor imperfections to be expected with age. I try and represent items as accurately as possible. If there are any issues upon receipt of the item, please don't hesitate to contact me. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates". The seller is "katja2" and is located in this country: US.