Vintage Teacup and Saucer With Unusually Colourful Willow Pattern. 1930s Tea Cup Trio and Cake Plate. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party

Vintage Teacup and Saucer With Unusually Colourful Willow Pattern. 1930s Tea Cup Trio and Cake Plate. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party


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Vintage from the 1930s



Vintage Teacup and Saucer With Unusually Colourful Willow Pattern. 1930s Tea Cup Trio and Cake Plate. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party

**PLEASE NOTE: Price shown is per trio. I now have just one trio left available**

Description ~

Whilst English teacups and china with the famous willow pattern are not unusual, this particular teacup trio's oriental inspired 'willow pattern' is very unusual due to its large palette of beautiful colours. Willow pattern china is traditionally blue and white, or at least white and only one other colour. This English teacup, saucer and matching tea plate is a very special find because its willow pattern is an array of pretty colours! There are at least 5 difference colours in the birds alone. Every time I look at the pattern I spot another different and fascinating scene, from the fisherman on his boat, to little figures crossing the bridge to the temple. The shape of the teacup and fluted edges of the saucer and tea plate may even suggest that this teacup trio is early than 1930s, as teacups of the shape often date from the late Victorian and early Edwardian period, but as there is no maker's mark on these pieces, it is hard to state a date with complete certainty. However, rest assured that they are old! The pattern number 514 is hand painted on the base of one of the teacups - please note it is only on one of the teacups, not both I have available.

This teacup trio really stands out, whether on the tea table or on display. It is definitely a very unusual trio that is perfect if you love willow patterned china and love this more unique version of it! It would make a lovely gift for a special occasion such as a birthday.

**PLEASE NOTE: Price shown is per trio. I now have just one trio left available**

Condition ~

This trio is in good vintage condition, especially given this trio's age. There are no cracks, chips and only the very faintest of minor crazing to the glaze in isolated places, which is very difficult to spot. There are little pin prick sized flecks in the china in isolated places, predominantly at the bottom of the teacups. These are not points of damage or flaws, they are a result of the manufacturing process of the time and perfectly commensurate with the contemporary manufacturing process, reflecting the trio's age, history and character. There may be the tiniest little isolated flea bite nibble out of the underside of the rim of the saucer or tea plate, but these are miniscule and to be expected given this trio is at least 90 years old and possibly even older. There are not noticeable or of an issue at all - the good and sound condition of these pieces is reflected in the photos. There is wear to the rim gilding, again commensurate with age and use. Any further wear there may be is commensurate with age. Please just ask if you would like any further photos.

Packaging and Shipping ~

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

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