Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday - Queen Victoria 1897

Welcome to the latest Tea Cup Tuesday post. 

This week I have selected one of my favourites; a commemorative set from the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, so this was her Diamond Jubilee.

I can't recall where I bought the teacup and saucer, it might have been the local antique hot spot of the South West of Engand - Honiton. 

A few years later, after buying the tea cup and saucer I saw for sale in Honiton the delightful tea pot stand and the tea pot. I remember thinking it wasn't actually what I wanted; at the time I was looking for saucers and plates to decorate above the picture rail in our lounge, but I knew that if I didn't get them I would regret it. I bought them and they came home with me and now live in our lounge, in a house built the year before the Jubilee in 1897.

Submitted as part of Tea Cups Tuesday hosted by Artful Affirmations


  1. Oh, what a unique cup....love the soft pink! Happy end of August~

  2. What a beautiful teacup and teapot..and such a piece of history too.

  3. I love your commemorative tea cup, as well as the tea pot! How lucky for you to find it (even when you weren't looking for it!). I only have a few commemorative tea cups and I really treasure them. None as old as yours though.
    I love going to Honiton. They have some very nice Antique shops and good tea rooms.
    Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with us today.

  4. Amanda6:10 p.m.

    Hi I have a cup with the same picture, but it is white and a different shape.
    In my family the story is that a great-great ancestor was in service at Sandringham (family come form Norfolk) and was given the cup to commemorate the jubilee.
    Do you have any infromation about this set please?


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