I love these teacups that came from my parents' house.
This wonderful Spiderweb cup has an added registration 785452. (I have no idea what this means.)
After seeing this beautiful detail, who could ever dislike spiders and spiderwebs?
This equally wonderful bluebird cup was my mother's favourite cup. She and her twin brother vied for it whenever they visited their granny.
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.
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!)
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.
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?
Coalport 'Cairo' made in England
Jasmine green tea, toast and T's seville orange marmalade
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.