Pamela for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
This is a flower handled hand painted bone china teacup from Melba, England that was made in the 1930s. Teacups with molded figural handles were only made by a few manufacturers and there are vast armies of collectors. They are so pretty. I love this one with it's paneled shape and gold trim...plus it's blue and I love blue best! For more information about the flower handled teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.
For those that don't know, the numbers on the bottom of the set, Reg. no 778351, refer to a wonderful dating system used on English china (and other things) from 1884 to 1999. Reg. no is an abbreviated form of Registry Date Number and records the year the design was registered, sort of like a copyright date. Tables are available so you can check the date. This number, 778351, means that the design was registered in 1932. Cool, huh??!!
In my last post I explained about the Trooping of the Colour for the 85th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. For more info and photos, I have blogged about it on my other blog, Time Was Antiques family blog. To see that: click on the photo below:
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Have a wonderful Teacup Tuesday...I'll be back with a report on our family visit and trip to the West End of the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, the Hoh rain Forest and Forks.