Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hammersley & Co 5013

This is certainly one of my favorite tea cups in my collection.  I found it at a garage sale, and would have passed right by it, had my husband not pointed it out to me.  I love the beautiful artwork and the unique shape!
Simple red roses framed with black lacy boarders.
The tea cup is perched on a cute little pedestal!

This cup makes me smile when I use it!
Here is the back stamp:

I'm joining Martha's Favorites and Artful Affirmations for another Tea Cup Tuesday. 

~ Hammersley & Co ~ Bone China ~ Made in England ~ 5013 ~

Addendum 2011-Apr-02:  I found a source on the internet that states that the date of this backstamp would be between 1887-1932.  The backstamp after 1932 contained (Loughton).  I'm not sure that this tea cup looks that old ...
Apparently there are few records of the Hammersley family china manufacturing that show the pattern names and numbers.  I'll have to see if I can't find more information. 


  1. Tara, I totally love your cup! It is not often we see cups like it. The coloring and the flowers are really gorgeous, and I love that it has a pedestal. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    Give your hubby a pat on the back for me "Well done!"

  2. Dear Tara
    You have a beautiful and lovely blog full of precious Tea Cups!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you very much for your visit
    Meeting you has been the most pleasure

  3. Beautiful cup! It would make me smile too! (It did make me smile!) Happy tea day and Happy New Year!

  4. Tara dear, I do love this teacup! you are right, very unique artwork. some more in black colour with roses in the center! stunning is the key word here! love love love it!