Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Tea Cup Tuesday - Royal Commemoratives 1897
This is one of my favourites. Made by Foley for the 60th Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The number displayed in the last photo, represents the year it was made which confirms 1897.
I am not sure what the pink swirl is on the middle photo. When I purchased the cup about 10 years ago it was there, and on looking at it again, as I write this post I wonder if it is dye from the pretty pink floral design that can be seen on the first photo, but then again, should that have been there? Or is this an 1897 rejects piece? There was a lot of crazing on this cup, but that adds to the appeal, it shows that it has been treasured and loved before I purchased it.
Here it is, sitting on the shelf that I have been featuring recently.
Submitted as part of Tea Cups Tuesday hosted by Artful Affirmations & Martha's Favourites