Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday - British Empire Exhibition 1924

This is one of my favourites. Purchased a few years ago in Honiton. As soon as I saw it I had to have it! I remember looking at the price and seeing £28 and thinking that money on a cup I will never use? I pondered and then took the item to the lady behind the desk.

Made of a heavy china, with no marking on the reverse or the bottom. This little beauty was made for the  British Empire Exhibition in 1924. The exhibition was hosted at Wembley. The two spoons sitting in the mug are also from the Exhibition, and somewhere I have a postcard or two.

To read more about the Empire which inspired the Exhibition click HERE. There is also a study group for those who are interested in the various Exhibitions hosted

Here it is with some other mugs. Some have been featured over the last few weeks and others are coming up!

Submitted as part of Tea Cups Tuesday hosted by Artful Affirmations & Martha's Favourites


  1. That is a fab cup! Your collection of commemorative cups and mugs is amazing. This cup has such a great detailed design.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. This is the first Empire Exhibition commemorative I've seen, and I am intrigued to read up on the exhibition. Thanks for sharing.
    THe best of the season to you and yours,

  3. Brilliant! I don't have a mug but have had quite a few of the Lipton brass tea caddies for the Exhibition over the years. Have had spoons as well. But this is a great piece of memorabilia. And thanks for linking for Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. It looks like you have a fascinating collection of mugs Julie, I will continue to follow these posts with interest.


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