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 ~