On our way to a local park, my husband and I were flagged down to go to a 'free sale.' How intriguing is that? Amongst the clutter in this family's yard, I found a little orphan tea cup.
The artwork depict a dreamy place in which one could imagine themselves wasting away an afternoon, perhaps sipping tea and reading a book.
The problem, of course, was that it had no saucer.
It remained saucer-less until I came across a most excellent selection of saucers at a local antique shop. I guess there was a lady who collected saucers and managed to acquire 18,000 of them over her life time – and apparently this antique store was selling off quite a number of them. There were probably only 1000 or so for me to look through to find a companion for my little orphan cup and I eventually found one that seems to do the trick nicely.
While certainly not a perfect match, the saucer’s soft floral design seems to complement my little tea cup.
I was a bit curious about this ‘Atlas’ stamp on the bottom. My brief search on the web did not help me out too much. I think it might be associated with Grimwades/Winton. I think that the stamp on the bottom might date it to 1934-1939, but I’m not certain.
Anyone have any information on this little guy?