Monday, October 6, 2014

Royal Albert Tea Cup with a Foley China Saucer

This cute little gem was also in my fun china grab box.  It is sure sweet.  I am currently using it as a soap dish, but it also goes nicely with an orphan tea cup I have in my collection.

~ Foley China ~ EB&C ~ English Bone China ~ England ~

While camping this summer, we found a few garage sales in a small town.  I found this plain white small tea cup in the 'Free' box.  Made my day!
~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~

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 ~

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Here is the first of the red and gold tea cups.  The outside has a simple floral decoration, but there is a lot of detail on the inside of the tea cup.

You can see a pretty pheasant by a fence in a field with trees, flowers.  It's quite colourful and pretty.

It seems that this pattern was also made in blue as well.  I was not able to tell the age of this cup, but it may have been produced between 1936-1948.  E Brain and Co owned this company between the dates of 1903 - 1963.  This is the first piece of china that I have that was produced by Foley.

Here I've pared it with one of my mix-match saucers.  Works pretty good I think!

~ Foley China ~ "Broadway" ~ E. Brain & Co Ltd ~ English Bone China ~ Made in England ~

Monday, July 28, 2014

Royal Paragon - Red and Gold Saucer

Here is the fourth mix-match saucer I got from that fantastic box.  This saucer is made by Paragon between 1933 - 1934.

~ Royal Paragon ~ By Appointment ~ Made in England ~ Regd ~

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tuscan - Lorraine

Here is the third red and gold saucer.  This one is also Tuscan, produced 1947 or later.  This one has the pattern name of "Lorraine."

~ Tuscan ~ Fine English Bone China ~ Made in England ~ "Lorraine" ~

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Royal Albert - Lady Hamilton

Here is the second Red and Gold china saucer.  This one is Royal Albert.  The saucer was produced in the '20s or '30s according to my internet search.

~ Lady Hamilton ~ Royal Albert ~ Crown China ~ England ~ Regd No 832394 ~

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuscan - Red and Gold Saucer

Here is the first red and gold plate I will share.  Based on an internet search of the back stamp, this saucer was produced any time after 1947, as this is when they added the phrase "Fine English Bone China" to their back stamp.  The company was later taken over by the Wedgewood Group, and eventually the back stamp was written as "Royal Tuscan" until that brand was no longer used.

~ Tuscan ~ Fine English Bone China ~ Made in England ~ C8994 ~ 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Passel of Pretty Red and Gold Dishes!

Here are some of the treasures from my box ... the question is ... do any of them match?


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fun Times ... Great Deal?

So we went to one of our favourite Antique Malls, and they were having a 'sale' out in their parking lot.  I picked up a box for $10 ... a bit more that I usually like to spend on china ... however, a peek inside the box promised some treasures I would have fun looking through.

I will feature my new treasures in my next few blog posts.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Windsor Tea Cup - Royal Stafford

This cute tea cup was another great deal I got at that garage sale we went to in BC.  It has no saucer, but I thought it was sweet and would be fun to drink from anyways!

This same pattern was also produced in green.

Take a peek inside ... and you'll find a surprising bouquet of flowers!

~ Windsor ~ Royal Stafford ~ Bone China ~ Made in England ~

Monday, December 30, 2013

Flower of the Month Series - Michaelmas Daisy - Royal Albert

Here is a saucer missing it's tea cup, but that's okay because it sure is pretty!

This was the saucer that went with the September tea cup.

This series was produced in 1970.  Each month was a different flower.  The flowers featured in this series were:  Snowdrops, Violets, Anemones, Sweet Pea, Lily of the Valley, Roses, Forget-Me-Not, Poppy, Michaelmas Daisy, Cosmos, Chrysanthemum and Christmas Rose

 ~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~ Flower of the Month Series ~ Michaelmas Daisy ~

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Small Paragon Plate - Tay 'San

Here is the second small china plate I picked up on our BC vacation.  It is also made by Paragon.

I saw somewhere online that this pattern was originally manufactured in 1981.  Paragon was owned by Royal Doulton at that point.

~ By Appointment to HM the Queen ~ China Potters ~ PARAGON ~ China Ltd ~ Stoke-on-Trent ~ Tay 'San ~ Made in England ~ Reg'd L/L ~

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Small Paragon Plate - Tapestry Rose

While vacationing in BC I found a few mismatched china pieces for a great deal!  This small plate is really cute and cheerful!

It's made by Paragon between 1939-1949.  The pattern itself seems to have been produced over a number of years and has a variety of different backstamps.

~ Paragon ~ HM the Queen & HM Queen Mary ~ Fine Bone China ~ ~ England ~ Reg'd ~ Tapestry Rose ~

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Green Paragon Tea Cup

Here's another tea cup to share:

It is a beautiful tea cup that is missing it's saucer.  The lady had sold the saucers earlier, then found the matching tea cups!  I think this is a beautiful tea cup, even missing the saucer.  One day I'll find something that will work with it!  Simple white and gold on the outside ... and bright colours on the inside!

Here is the back stamp.  I didn't find this exact one online, but similar one to it dates a tea cup around 1939-1949.

~ Paragon by appointment to ~ HM The Queen & HM Queen Mary ~ Fine Bone China ~ England Reg’d  ~