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Plant . J & G . Coalport

Tea Cups

September 2013

Plant | Tuscan China | Made in England

I love these teacups that came from my parents' house.

tea cups - September 2013

This wonderful Spiderweb cup has an added registration 785452. (I have no idea what this means.)

tea cup - September 2013

After seeing this beautiful detail, who could ever dislike spiders and spiderwebs?

tea cup - September 2013

This equally wonderful bluebird cup was my mother's favourite cup. She and her twin brother vied for it whenever they visited their granny.

tea cup - September 2013
tea cup - September 2013

They have "Plant Tuscan China Made in England" stamped on the bottoms of each cup and saucer. I don't know how old the cups are but it's my guess that they're from the 1930s or possibly earlier.

tea cups - September 2013

Ye Olde English J & G 'Grosvenor China'

September 2013

One of the violinists in our orchestra brings tea cups for people to use at the tea break half way through each rehearsal. She buys them at church rummage sales. Every time, I complain if I don't get this cup. It's by far my favourite of all the cups she brings. I was thrilled when she insisted that I keep the cup. While it's not "Plant Tuscan China", it is still fine English china. The marking on the bottom is "Ye Olde English J & G 'Grosvenor China'". Hmmm, if I have this cup at home, NOW which cup will I drink out of at the rehearsals?! (I took one of our other china tea cups that I wasn't wild about to the next rehearsal. My friend loved it!)

tea cup - October 2013

Jackson and Gosling Ltd 1866-1961. Jackson and Gosling from after 1924. In 1909, the company moved into a building called Grosvenor Works and the trade name 'Grosvenor China' was often used. This cup is from sometime after 1924 and possibly before 1950.

J&G Grosvenor 'Old English' - October 2013

Coalport 'Cairo' made in England

June 2014

We saw this cup at the annual garden sale at one of the local churches and had to get it! Sure the colour is a little garish, but who could resist the birds and the bugs?

tea cup - May 2014

Coalport 'Cairo' made in England

tea cup - May 2014
tea cup - May 2014

Jasmine green tea, toast and T's seville orange marmalade

tea cup - June 2014

One source, thepotteries.org indicates that with this stamp, the cup was made sometime between 1920 and 1951. But an online seller of a similar cup (calling the colour rose, rather than maalox pink) says it's from the 1960s.

tea cup - May 2014

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