Merry Vintage Christmas

With a few ideas about get to started on how to begin celebrating the season; here it is. It is all about gathering family and friends, staying at home and sharing the best Christmas yet!

I will be featuring a few of my favourite table collections (which I think you’ll love too) that encourages you to create a relaxed food sharing experience this party season.

Under the Christmas tree, place thoughtful gifts for loved ones to open on Christmas morning – from popular and meaningful Vintage collectibles for gifting like a piece of Bone China, a Victorian tea sets and lots of blue and white and coffee mugs. Place candy and sweets in a cup, a candle, Ceylon Tea, or even a gift card.

It adds to the classic gift. Use a vintage; mix and match. You never know when someone’s vintage might be the gift that makes a difference in someone’s Christmas this year!

Pictured Above

One of a kind Vintage tea set by Baker Bros Meir bone China. A Victorian Floral Gilded 10 piece Tea Cup trio’s with extra Tea Side Plates. Made in England from the 1920’s. Back stamped.

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Dainty by Shelley

Up in Staffordshire, England at the Foley’s it was a place where they first made the Dainty. It is a teacup pattern by Shelley. One of the most beautiful and amazing pieces of pottery I have ever seen.

This is just one pattern incredible beauty was earlier known as Wileman & Co; a name they had been originally known as. Then they became the Foley Potteries originally before they were acquired by Shelley.

The first Shelley to join the company was Joseph Ball Shelley in 1862 and in 1896 his son Percy Shelley became the sole proprietor.

In the late Victorian period the Art Nouveau, The Foley potteries began making this style of pottery. Many other potteries were to make this design. It was so extremely popular, that Foley had to Patten the name Shelley.

Others potters follow this design like Paragon, Queen Anne, Melba and Aynsley. But Shelley is probably best known for this very fine bone china “Art Deco” ware of the inter-war years and post-war fashionable tea ware.

Rowland Morris was a ceramic designer who actually created the Dainty cup shape for Percy Shelley.

This shape became the popular, especially in the USA after the 2nd World War, remaining in the Shelley family continuing in production until the takeover in 1966 by Allied English Potteries.

Over the years Shelley Pottery has been the icon of English Fine Bone China even though the Dainty has not been made since the 1960’s.

Its china and earthenware products were many and varied with the major output of tea ware.

The Shelley pieces remains to be quite a collectible as well as sought after with those who want to take their tea with refined discerning Victorian decadence.

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Windsor Rose

Windsor Bone China tea service. A beautifully presented 21 Piece complete Tea Set for 6.

This set is in excellent condition, a beautiful scalloped gilded rim trim in fine bone china with elegant Windsor pink roses. Gilding on the Cup handles, bases and a gold line inside each cup.

Wonderfully presented with the 1950 backstamp on the base; each marked with numbers and series. Made in Longton, England. 1950s.

A complete tea set including cups, saucers, cake plates, Sandwich plate, sugar bowl and milk jug.

The set includes:

6 Tea Cups

6 Tea Saucers

6 Cake Plates

1 Sandwich Plate

1 Sugar Bowl

1 Milk Jug

Excellent condition; no cracks, chips, or crazing.

Melba Daisy

Melba China Daisy
Tea Set In violets pattern.
A 1921 Royal
Art Deco Mayer & Sherratt
12 Piece
A Service for 4.

Porcelain, bone and clay
Made for me and Tea
An Early 20th Century Design.

By Mayer And Sherratt
From Longton, Stoke On Trent,
England’s Old Foley Style
A Daisy Tea Cup
Named Melba.

Melba is all hexagonal,
She is fluted And Scalloped
Thin and finely dressed
Ready for high Tea.

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Gold Chintz

Vintage Foreign mid century elegant Gold Chintz gilded Demitasse Tea or coffee Set In Porcelain Gold.

Excellent condition porcelain tea set with no chips, scratches, cracks, or crazing.

There is no show of wear. The gold trim shows no wear or loss. The part that is ‘white’ outside is under-glazed.

The ‘Foreign’ stamp was used by Hong Kong to specify imports from the commonwealth beginning in 1893 to identify goods coming into the UK. By 1923 all Import small porcelain manufacturers had their own mark.

(British Hong Kong was the period during which Hong Kong was under British Crown rule from 1841 to 1997 (excluding the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945). It was established as a Crown colony and later designated a British Dependent Territory in 1981.)

This Demitasse after dinner coffee or espresso set is containing a scene of classic maidens or nymphs in a woodland setting, in two of them a cupid is present behind a tree, or in one scene tied to a tree.

A reproduction artwork of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807): “Two nymphs mock cupid” while another nymph twists his bow.

Scenes are transfers or decals, not hand painted, charming romantic love theme with great appeal.

The service includes:

6 Tea Cups

6 Saucers

1 Sugar Bowl

1 Milk Jug

In good condition, no cracks, chips,or crazing.

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Colclough Pink Roses

A Sandwich plate made by Colclough (England) Bone China. The plate is scalloped shape and id decorated with pink roses and small yellow flowers with a gilded rim.

The Sandwich plate is marked on the base ‘Colclough Bone China.’ Made in England. This printed mark dates to 1945-1948. The pattern number is CLC67.

The plate is in very good condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing, and very light signs of use or wear. The gilding on the handle is very nice.

Includes:

1 Sandwich Plate

Dimensions: 22 cm x 21 cm

Patricia by Royal Stafford

Beautiful ‘Patricia’ Pattern In Vintage style by Royal Stafford in a delightfully presented 17 Piece Tea Service.
Patricia is a Floral design in a gilded wreath pattern upon a white background in English Fine bone china. Each piece is back-stamped and numbered.
The set includes:
1 Sandwich Plate
1 Sugar Bowl
5 Teacups
4 Saucers
6 Cake Plates
In excellent condition. No cracks, chips or scratches.

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