It is time once more to go looking through my china cabinet and find a tea cup and saucer to share today. My how time flies! This set is one of my favorites. It is very delicate, physically and in coloring and pattern. I love the golds, pinks, yellows and mint green together, an unusual combination. The handle too, is has an interesting shape. The back stamp says Old Royal Bone China, England...EST 1846. In doing research these past weeks for other china, I have realized that it is not easy to find the origin of a cup, or even the pattern name. This one was not any easier. I can not find the pattern name, but I did find that a man named Sampson Smith began making Stafforshire figurines in the second half of the 19th century. His company later began to make bone china. This cup and saucer have the back stamp that correlates most with the 1930's. I often wonder of the history of my cup. This one being 80 years or so old, it must have seen many tea times, heard many conversations, maybe even secrets! I can not remember when or where I found this lovely set. But I do enjoy it none the less!
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