Not only are these beautifully designed teacup and saucer sets lovely presentation pieces, but reliably sturdy from their Calyx Ware ironstone composition.
A mint green background adds a touch of serenity while burgundy grids, suggestive of an aviary, enclose the rim. Pastel pink and blue flowers and green leaf chinoiserie detail surround a framed view of a single multi-colored bird, in its own quiet world, and following the movements of a butterfly.
Origin: England; pre-owned; 1966-1978
Dimensions: 2 1/2"H x 3 3/4"W opening
Condition: Great. There are no chips, cracks, stains, or wear. One small glaze spot from firing is noted on the underside of one saucer. The colors are bright and the glaze is well intact.
Teacups are like small pieces of jewelry-they tell a story, they are displayed, shown off with pride, and prized from one generation to another. Like jewelry the time comes when such beauties are not so 'minty" young. And yet these lovely items have lasted so long for a reason.
They are still in their prime. Seasoned with time-honored character.
Our goods are unique, quality time pieces of the past which have been inspected, researched and carefully handled to be prized. We will never sell any teacups with cracks or major damages. Our condition findings, along with our photos, are detailed as thorough and honestly as we can see, as your satisfaction is our main priority.