Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday, sharing a teacup that I gave to my grandmother probably 25-34 years ago, one Christmas, not sure exactly when.  It's amazing now that I think about it, that I even packed it well enough back then to ship from NY to FL, and now even back from FL to NY and a house move too and it's still all in one piece with no cracks or chips.  I knew my Grandma Doris enjoyed bird watching very much so I had picked this cup especially for her.  Now it's in my collection to enjoy.
This is a Royal Albert Bone China, England, Woodland Series, Goldfinch.
The saucer is round in style with a fluted scalloped upturned rim that is trimmed in a rich vibrant gold.
Decorated ith a pretty transfer design depicting a bright yellow Goldfinch sitting on a pine branch.  The pattern is repeated on the balloon bell shaped cup.
The round base, scrolled handle and scalloped rim are also trimmed in a rich vibrant gold. 

From what I could find looks like this as produced in the 1980's , which lines up with the timeframe I gifted it to my Grandma Doris.
Have a wonderful week, blessings Michelle
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