Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday Everyone!
Today I am sharing a new cup that truly delights me! I think I might have swooned when I saw it sitting on the shelf at the antique shop. It isn't the normal Christmas cup. But to me, it's coloring and design says "Winter"!
This blue is my all time favorite color.
And the photo does capture it true.
It is a wintry blue, and along with the white, it really suits the season.
The flowers inside and outside the cup speak of summer,
but the rest of the cup with it's golden swirls and dots look like winter winds and snow.
This cup has such an elegant handle, and it is very comfortable to hold.
I have some cups that I love the look of, but the handle is tricky.
I feel very fortunate to have found this cup, this color, this style and design.
Believe it or not, I found several more the same week,
and I am excited to share them with you soon.
The coloring in this photo is just a bit too blue,
but you can see the gorgeous pattern on the plate.
Have you already guessed the maker?
This is my favorite company!
I have shared about it many times in the past.
It opened in 1919 and it continued until 1960, when it went through ownership changes and now is a part of Royal Doulton. Wikipedia has a good article on this company, it is so convoluted!
It was originally part of the Star China Company, a well known organization begun by an Anysley (the same as the china company). It does seem like many china companies were bought up or merged with many of the same larger companies. So it gets quite confusing.
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