Vintage Teacup and Saucer, Art Deco Style. Melba China Green And Blue Tea Cup Trio and Cake Plate, 1940s. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party

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Vintage from the 1940s

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Ceramic

Vintage Teacup and Saucer, Art Deco Style. Melba China Green And Blue Tea Cup Trio and Cake Plate, 1940s. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party

**PLEASE NOTE: Price shown is per trio. I now have 3 trios left available. Matching large cake plate and milk and sugar now sold.**


Description ~

Whilst there were four separate and unconnected potteries using 'Melba' as a trade name, this particular teacup trio is by the short lived pottery Melba China Co Ltd, who operated from 1948 - 1951. This English teacup, saucer and matching tea plate is from one of their earliest tea sets and is a very special find. The design hints at influences from the Art Deco at the end of the 1920s.

The elegant and moulded white china is hand painted with a blue and green brush stroke pattern, which is exceptionally elegant and eye catching. This teacup trio really stands out, whether on the tea table or on display. It is definitely a very trio that is perfect if you love the style of the 1940s and is ideal if you have a home from this era, or if you wish to bring a touch of 1940s style to your home! The pattern is very unusual and is perfect for a summer tea time or even tea in the garden! It would make a lovely gift for a special occasion such as a birthday or baby shower. The Melba Bone China mark is underneath.

**Photos 7 & 8 show this teacup trio with the matching large cake serving plate and matching milk and sugar set - these matching pieces are now sold**

Condition ~

This trio is in very good vintage condition, especially given this trio's age. There are no cracks, chips or crazing to the glaze. There are the tiniest little isolated pin prick sized flecks in the china in isolated places, predominantly at the bottom of a few of the teacups. These are not points of damage or flaws, they are a result of the 1940s manufacturing process and perfectly commensurate with the contemporary manufacturing process, reflecting the trio's age, history and character. This is commensurate with age and use. Any wear there may be is commensurate with age. Please just ask if you would like any further photos.

**PLEASE NOTE: Price shown is per trio. I now have 3 trios available, the matching large cake plate and milk and sugar set are now sold.**

Packaging and Shipping ~

Your item will be carefully and safely packed and boxed, with pretty gift wrapping for FREE.

**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 arise. Please get in touch if you are considering ordering multiple items and would like a shipping quote before ordering.

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

**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**

Thank you for visiting my shop!
Vintage Teacup and Saucer, Art Deco Style. Melba China Green And Blue Tea Cup Trio and Cake Plate, 1940s. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party

**PLEASE NOTE: Price shown is per trio. I now have 3 trios left available. Matching large cake plate and milk and sugar now sold.**


Description ~

Whilst there were four separate and unconnected potteries using 'Melba' as a trade name, this particular teacup trio is by the short lived pottery Melba China Co Ltd, who operated from 1948 - 1951. This English teacup, saucer and matching tea plate is from one of their earliest tea sets and is a very special find. The design hints at influences from the Art Deco at the end of the 1920s.

The elegant and moulded white china is hand painted with a blue and green brush stroke pattern, which is exceptionally elegant and eye catching. This teacup trio really stands out, whether on the tea table or on display. It is definitely a very trio that is perfect if you love the style of the 1940s and is ideal if you have a home from this era, or if you wish to bring a touch of 1940s style to your home! The pattern is very unusual and is perfect for a summer tea time or even tea in the garden! It would make a lovely gift for a special occasion such as a birthday or baby shower. The Melba Bone China mark is underneath.

**Photos 7 & 8 show this teacup trio with the matching large cake serving plate and matching milk and sugar set - these matching pieces are now sold**

Condition ~

This trio is in very good vintage condition, especially given this trio's age. There are no cracks, chips or crazing to the glaze. There are the tiniest little isolated pin prick sized flecks in the china in isolated places, predominantly at the bottom of a few of the teacups. These are not points of damage or flaws, they are a result of the 1940s manufacturing process and perfectly commensurate with the contemporary manufacturing process, reflecting the trio's age, history and character. This is commensurate with age and use. Any wear there may be is commensurate with age. Please just ask if you would like any further photos.

**PLEASE NOTE: Price shown is per trio. I now have 3 trios available, the matching large cake plate and milk and sugar set are now sold.**

Packaging and Shipping ~

Your item will be carefully and safely packed and boxed, with pretty gift wrapping for FREE.

**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 arise. Please get in touch if you are considering ordering multiple items and would like a shipping quote before ordering.

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

**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**

Thank you for visiting my shop!

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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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