Monday, 14 March 2011

My most favourite cup?

If I had to pick just one cup from my collection, this could be the one to rescue - I totally adore everything about this - the pattern and shape and yet it is far from one of the most valuable. 

The view from above shows how the delicate cup is beautifully shaped to reflect the saucer.

The hande is a classic angular, stepped Art Deco shape.

As the backstamp indicates, this pattern was manufactured by CWS - the Co-operative Wholesale Society which would suggest this pattern was made for everyday usage for sale through Co-op department stores. Despite my research, I have not been able to find anything much more about this pattern.

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 pop round and visit them too.

Thank you for popping by my virtual china cabinet!

Elaine x


  1. Hi Elaine,
    Your teacup is very special! I adore chintz! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.


  2. Oh I love your favorite tea cup! It is so pretty with those pastel colors and it's unique shape. I had not heard of CSW before. I love that we get to see unique items each week! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cup with us.

  3. Elaine,
    What a pretty tea cup!! The colors are so bright and beautiful!! And I love the unique shape!!


  4. What a beautiful cup - didn't know that the Co-op made china.

  5. such a pretty art deco teacup! love the colours and the shape too! sweet and simple cup and yet pretty!

  6. Hi Elaine: Thank you again for sharing the most amazing tea cup. I always think, you have shared the prettiest one and the following week you top yourself. I can see why you love this cup so much. Stunning. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  7. The shape is so charming!!! I never heard of the co-op either. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing your favorite cup. :)