I bought this beautiful cup from the granddaughter of a tea cup collector. The original owner was downsizing, and unfortunatly needed to part with a number of her treasures. The granddaughter said she kept a number of her grandma's cups, but could not keep them all. This was the one at this sale that really caught my eye.
I love the happy print on this cup. It makes me smile.
As soon as I got home, I cleaned this cup up and sat down for a nice warm cup of tea.
The Nell Gwynne Series was produced between 1970 - 1980. It is a Gainsborough shaped cup. The other cups in the series are called: Chelsea, Covent Garden, Lambeth, Mayfair and Richmond. Each one features a different flower, and they are all quite pretty.
This cheerful cup could brighten up any day!