Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Royal Albert - Blossom Time

This was a gift from a relative who found a great deal on a full set of this china at a garage sale.
This pattern has a few different marks depending when it was made.  This one indicates that it was produced in the 1940s.  This pattern also was made with different shaped cups (Countess or Hampton).  The history of this pattern is interesting to read.
~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~ Blossom Time ~ Reg. NÂș 799933 ~

Queens - Birds of American

I think I found this tea cup at a thrift store.  I paid a bit more for it, but I had been wanting a tea cup with birds on it for my collection.
Queens Rosina China, c1970s-80s.
~ Estd 1875 ~ Queen's ~ Fine Bone China ~ Made in England ~ Series 1 ~ Birds of America ~

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Royal Albert - Our Emblems Dear

Here is a gainsborough style tea cup I picked up at a garage sale.  It has all the provinces written on it with their flowers.
I just wish the flag was drawn in the same style as the rest of the cup.   It was produced from 1980-1981.
~ CANADA ~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China England ~ Our Emblems Dear ~

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Royal Grafton - Green Tea Cup

This is the second tea cup I have from Royal Grafton.  This time it has it's own saucer.  It was purchased at a garage sale.
Take a peek inside!
This mark could have been used on tea cups produced in 1957 onward.  I believe the actual company only produced tea cups until 1972.
~ Royal Grafton ~ Fine Bone China ~ Made in England ~

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Royal Albert - Periwincle

This tea cup was a gift.  I believe those are forget-me-nots that decorate the edges of the cup and saucer.
This mark looks like the marks used in the 1950s.
~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~ Periwincle ~

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Royal Albert - Centennial Rose

Here is another Royal Albert Tea Cup with a Canadian story behind it.
The Centennial Rose Pattern was produced especially for Canada's centennial.  It was produced from 1967 - 1981.
~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~ Centennial Rose ~

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Paragon - Victoriana Rose

Here is a Paragon pattern that was continued to be produced under the Royal Albert name.
This is a generous gift from a relative's china set.
~ By Appointment of Her Majesty the Queen ~ China Potters ~ Paragon ~ Fine Bone China ~ Made in England ~ Victoriana Rose ~

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Paragon - Canadian Provincial Flowers - Prairie Rose

Here is a pattern that was made by Paragon.  I thought Royal Albert also made this pattern, but I believe that they are slightly different.  I have a Royal Albert salt and pepper set with the Prairie Rose on it.
Paragon only made China until 1960.
~ Canadian Provincial Flowers ~ By Appointment to her Majesty the Queen ~ China Potters ~ Paragon ~ Fine Bone China ~ Made in England ~ Rec'D L/L ~ Prairie Rose ~

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Royal Vale - Blue Flowers

Another garage sale item.  I bought it because I love the blue flowers, and I thought it would be fun to set a table with all different blue china one day.
I think this mark was used by Royal Vale Ridgeway from 1953 to1964.
~Royal Vale ~ Made in England ~ A Product of Ridgeway Potteries Ltd ~

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Foley Tea Cup

Here is a saucer-less cup in my collection:
This mark was used in china produced in 1930 and onward.

~ Foley ~ FB&Co ~ China ~ English Bone China ~ Made in England ~

Monday, October 6, 2014

Royal Albert Tea Cup with a Foley China Saucer

This cute little gem was also in my fun china grab box.  It is sure sweet.  I am currently using it as a soap dish, but it also goes nicely with an orphan tea cup I have in my collection.

~ Foley China ~ EB&C ~ English Bone China ~ England ~

While camping this summer, we found a few garage sales in a small town.  I found this plain white small tea cup in the 'Free' box.  Made my day!
~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~

Friday, August 8, 2014

Royal Albert - unnamed pattern - Purple Violets

Here is another pretty tea cup from that box.  Pretty pretty purple violets!

~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aynsley Blue Tea Cup with Fruit

Here is an orphaned tea cup from my box of treasures from the antique mall.  This tea cup has such a neat shape!  If you peak inside, you will see some fruit!

I seem to have a knack for finding Aynsley tea cups without their saucers.  This is my third orphaned Aynsley tea cup.

This tea cup was produced some time between 1939 to the early 1950s.  While reading a bit about this company, I read that founder John Aynsley's son formed Paragon China and so it was the the founder's grandson who eventually took over the business.

While Aynsley remained independent, Paragon was taken over by Royal Albert in 1960.  Royal Albert was purchased by the Doulton group in 1972.  Wedgewood then purchased that company in 2005.

~Est 1775 ~ Aynsley ~ England ~

Monday, August 4, 2014

Royal Albert - Royal Choice Series - "Windsor"

Here is a beautiful Montrose tea cup I got in the $10 grab box from the antique mall.  I really love the black and blue colour combination.  This series was produced between 1983 and 1990.

This tea cup is part of a series of 6 tea cups:  Badminton, Balmoral, Braemar, Caernarvon, Marlborough and Windsor.

~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~ Royal Choice Series ~ "Windsor" ~ Copyright Royal Albert Ltd 1983 ~

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tuscan - Provence

Here is another teacup made my Tuscan.  This is the last red and gold piece of china from my box of treasures.

This one is also Tuscan, produced 1947 or later.  This one has the pattern name of "Provence."  It looks like this pattern was also produced in green.

Here it is with an non-matching saucer.  Not bad, not bad.

~ Tuscan ~ Fine English Bone China ~ Made in England ~ Provence ~

Friday, August 1, 2014

Grafton - Cheltenham

Here is the second red and gold tea cup from the box.  This one has more detail on the outside than on the inside.  I see that this pattern was also produced in green.

This is my first piece of china from the Grafton company.  This back stamp was used 1935 +.

Here I've matched my little orphan tea cup with one of the orphan saucers.  They look nice together I think.

~ ABJ Grafton China ~ Made in England ~ Cheltenham ~

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Here is the first of the red and gold tea cups.  The outside has a simple floral decoration, but there is a lot of detail on the inside of the tea cup.

You can see a pretty pheasant by a fence in a field with trees, flowers.  It's quite colourful and pretty.

It seems that this pattern was also made in blue as well.  I was not able to tell the age of this cup, but it may have been produced between 1936-1948.  E Brain and Co owned this company between the dates of 1903 - 1963.  This is the first piece of china that I have that was produced by Foley.

Here I've pared it with one of my mix-match saucers.  Works pretty good I think!

~ Foley China ~ "Broadway" ~ E. Brain & Co Ltd ~ English Bone China ~ Made in England ~

Monday, July 28, 2014

Royal Paragon - Red and Gold Saucer

Here is the fourth mix-match saucer I got from that fantastic box.  This saucer is made by Paragon between 1933 - 1934.

~ Royal Paragon ~ By Appointment ~ Made in England ~ Regd ~