Pair of Bell China Teacups With Blue Flowers, Hand Painted. 1930s Vintage Blue and White Tea Cups and Cake Plates. Perfect For Afternoon Tea


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Vintage from the 1930s



Pair of Bell China Teacups With Blue Flowers, Hand Painted. 1930s Vintage Blue and White Tea Cups and Cake Plates. Perfect For Afternoon Tea

PLEASE NOTE: The price shown is for the PAIR of trios

Description ~

This pair of beautiful and rare hand painted trios, is by English Staffordshire china pottery Bell China, manufactured around the 1930s. They have an exceptionally pretty spring flowers pattern and blue decoration, which is transfer printed and coloured by hand painting. The colours of the flowers are the most wonderful bright shades of blue and yellow, plus vivid green foliage and this contrasts brilliantly against the bright white of the china. The beautiful floral pattern, combined with the delicate and dainty teacup shape, makes this pair of trios especially beautiful and elegant. I was particularly delighted to find this set, as its so beautiful! Its the perfect pair of teacups for a spring or Easter tea time, tea party or lunch. It would also make a very special and beautiful set for a Mother's Day tea time, or to give as a very special and one-off mother's day gift. This little tea set would also stand out on your tea table and would display beautifully.

The Bell China mark is underneath each piece of china dates this set to 1930s, with pattern number 2871 also painted next to the mark by hand underneath the teacups.

PLEASE NOTE: The price shown is for the pair of trios.

Dimensions ~ 2 7/8 inches

Teacups: Height 2 7/8 inches (7.3cm). Diameter rim to rim, excluding handle, 3 1/4 inches (8.2cm)

Saucer diameter: 5 5/8 inches (14.3cm)

Tea Plate diameter: 7 1/8 inches (18.1cm)

All measurements approximate.

Condition ~

This pair of trios are in good vintage condition, especially given their age and delicate nature. One trio is without chips or cracks. The second trio has a very faint hairline crack on the tea plate (as shown in photo 10), just over an inch in from the rim. It is minor and can barely be spotted from the upward decorated side. The plate is perfectly sound and useable and the hairline crack is not in an area where one would place food, but the price for the pair reflects this minor issue. There is a tiny amount of the faintest crazing to the glaze in places on the underside of these trios, which is commensurate with age and the era of manufacturing. There is some slight wear to the gilding in places, that is commensurate with age and use. Any other wear is commensurate with age and any minor blemishes there may be are as a result of the manufacturing process of the time and reflect the character and era of these pieces. Please just ask if you would like any further photos. These are very lovely pair of trios.

Packaging and Shipping ~

This pair of trios will arrive boxed and gift wrapped in beautiful vintage style brown paper and ribbon, making them all the more perfect to give as a gift. Please see my other listings for examples of my packaging, as I have used all my photo slots to fully show this pair or trios.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to value, this trio will only be sent tracked and/or 'signed for' to international addresses (depending on the postal service availability at the final destination). It will only be sent 'signed for' 2nd class to UK addressses, but please ask BEFORE ORDERING if you would like your order sending 1st class.

**BEAUTIFUL FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING AVAILABLE! Simply select the Christmas gift wrap option in the shipping drop down menu at the checkout**

Please read my shipping policies before ordering. I always combine shipping of multiple items ordered wherever possible and I ALWAYS refund any shipping over charges where they arrive. Please get in touch if you are considering ordering multiple items and would like a shipping quote before ordering.

**If you are resident outside of the UK and nervous about ordering china from abroad please don't be. I take tremendous care to wrap all my items to the highest standard regardless of the distance they travel, near or far, by land or air. Please see my customer reviews, which confirm how well and carefully I package my orders and, of course, if you have any concerns or questions just ask and I will get back to you straight away**

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Please note, it is not possible to reserve items for first time customers, I'm very sorry. I can only reserve an item for a repeat customer, for a strict 24 hour period only.
All orders are gift wrapped in vintage style brown paper and pretty ribbon as standard. There is no extra charge for this. Christmas gift wrapping can also be selected for an order at the checkout. I reuse packaging boxes and filling materials wherever possible, for environmental reasons and to keep costs down, but please rest assured that your order will still look smartly gift wrapped.
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Items priced at over £20, or equivalent value in the customer's currency, will only be sent 'tracked and/or signed for' to addresses outside of the U.K, (depending on availability in the destination country), or 'signed for' to UK addresses. Where this is the case, it will be stated in the item's description, under the 'Packaging and Shipping' section.

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