This design has a vibrant colour scheme of a multitude of pink, rose, yellow, and blue spring flowers and green leaves.
I love these patterns with a black background, the contrast is so striking and the guilding adds a little extra luxury and the nice thing about this cup is it is in such beautiful condition.
This cup has a really delicate fluted shape which is virtually impossible to show in a picture, but it you can feel it in yor hands because it fits perfectly. The interesting thing about this picture is that it shows the join in the pattern which must always be a challenge for chintzware designers.
The cup handle and inside rim of the cup and the rim of the gently scalloped saucer also has gold detailing.
This china is really delicate. When I was taking these photographs I noticed how I could see the sun through the cup.
Here is the backstamp. I haven't been able to find out much about this manufacturer or pattern from my chintz reference books or on the internet.
To celebrate the fact this cup is in such perfect condition I used it for a cup of one of my favourite teas - Cool Mint, made from a blend of spearmint, peppermint, green rooibos and a hint of nutmeg - delicious. Plus a dainty little chocolate brownie. Any brownie experts out there don't look to closely as it is well risen because I had added self-raising flour before I put my brain in gear! I have to say they were still yummy though!
If you would like to know more about Teacup Tuesday, pop over to Terri's lovely Artful Affirmations blog here. You can find links to other people participating in Teacup Tuesday this week as well, so do visit them. Teacup Tuesday is a collaboration between Terri and Martha - who I always forget to mention - Martha, I am very sorry, do visit Martha and her wonderful collection of teacups here.
Thank you for popping by my virtual cabinet again this week.