Monday, 10 January 2011

A little Wedgwood - it's Teacup Tuesday

My post for this week's Teacup Tuesday is this delightful little chintz Wedgwood cup and saucer. This is actually a very small cup, so I suspect it is actually a coffee cup, so I hope I'm not breaking any rules posting this one for TT!
I use two reference books for my chintz collection The Charlton Standard Calalogue of Chintz by Susan Scott and The Chintz Collectors Handbook and Price Guide published by Francis Joseph. According to these books, this pattern was produced around 1936 and is one of only two patterns of chintz produced by Wedgwood. It appears to be known as Columbine, after the beautiful delicate flowers. I grow these in my garden and in the UK we maybe know these better as aquilegias.
Apparently, the Wedgwood company was housed in the Unicorn and Pinnox Works in Tunstall and as a result a number of their backstamps feature a unicorn like this one.
No tea and cakes today as I have been a little too busy - maybe next week!

If you would like to know more about Teacup Tuesday, pop over to Terri's lovely Artful Affirmations blog here.

Thanks for popping by my virtual china cabinet!


  1. I love aquilegas, they are so blousey, and typical of an English country garden. Your set is really pretty, the colours are so cheery. Thanks for the background info too, Judith xx

  2. I love aquilegias too. I only have one in my garden now and it's a beauty - a 'black' double. The petals are actually a red which is so dark as to be almost black.

    Love your pretty little cup and saucer. How dainty they look.

    Lesley Xx

  3. That is a beautiful teacup. I'm enjoying visiting those that join in Tea Tim Tuesday as this was my first tea party.

  4. I do like your virtual china cabinet. Lovely and informative post.

  5. Your Wedgewood teacup is so elegant. I love chintz, it is so classy.

    Hope you are having a wonderful day.


  6. Hello from Kansas America!
    Lovely china you are sharing today.
    So very nice to meet you.

    My name is Deanna and I live on the prairies of Kansas. Today it is about 5 degrees outside with a great deal of snow so tea time is very welcomed.

    God bless,
    d from homehaven

  7. Beautiful! I love hearing about your Chintz, and thank you for telling us what books you use for research. That is a big help. This cup is such a pretty pattern. The columbine flower is a gorgeous one, I have grown it myself and really loved it.
    Thank you so much for sharing your cup today. No rule breaking here! It looks like a small tea cup to me. As long as it has a handle and a saucer it works.
    btw, about the stiff crepe paper I told you about. I think Paperwhimsy can mail out to you in England.

  8. Hi Elaine,
    Greetings from Anne of Green Gables' island, Prince Edward Island, Canada! I am so happy to 'meet' you! I love your little teacup as I do love chintz anything! The cup is adorable and I'm happy you have shared it with us! I collect JB's Rose Chintz. I also have a beloved uncle who hails from jolly old England. So, I am your newest follower and I hope to see more of you. Thank you for joining my tea party "Tea Time Tuesday" and I hope you will participate often. Till next time, have a wonderful week.


  9. Beautiful,I think it´s really a very special cup
    I´m glad meeting you

  10. another beautiful chintz teacups! love your cups a lot! precious!

  11. Hi: That is the prettiest tea cup I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing it. I have never seen one like it. Can't wait to see what your will show us next week. Blessings, Martha

  12. Another one to take my breath away!! OMG, i do love this. How interesting is the marking. Never saw that before. Love, love, love your blog. Keep 'em coming!
    All the best, Ruthie at: