Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Delicate tea cup and saucer

While staying at one of my sisters a couple of months back, we were intrigued by a tea cup and saucer that had been given to her by her Mother-in-law. We had never seen a piece like it before, it is very light, like a shell type texture, almost translucent with a pearl sheen.

It is a Belleek Mark (Second Mark - Second Black 1891-1926).

I couldn't help but take a few photos to share with you!

I will be joining Sandi at Tea Time Tuesday , Marty at Table Top Tuesday, and Lady Katherina at Tea Time Tuesday.


Anonymous said... Reply to comment

how beautiful Annette very delicate,lovely

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply to comment

Such a beautiful teacup and saucer. The tea setting looks fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said... Reply to comment

What a gorgeous delicate tea cup! A very lovely post too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said... Reply to comment

Beautful, delicate and sweet cup...it's also so elegant and old world! I love it. I'm also at TTT.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said... Reply to comment

Hi Annette,
What a gorgeous and delicate tea cup! I love the colour and luster of it. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing and for joining me for tea.


Naturally Carol said... Reply to comment

It is beautiful and unique. It reminds me of one of those delicate pearlised shells that I used to pick up from the beach and we called them silver dollars and pretended they were money in our games. They had the same kind of lustre to them.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said... Reply to comment

Isn't it gorgeous, just like mother of pearl, it looks as if you can almost see through it. The brownie looks pretty good too.

Terri said... Reply to comment

This is one of my favorite cups that I do not own. I have seen these beauties before at antique stores and they are usually well over $100. They are so delicate and so light, I can only imagine how lovely they are to drink tea from. This is a wonderful gift from one's mother in law!
Thanks so much for sharing about it.

racheld said... Reply to comment

How very lovely---so translucent and light-filled!!

I remember a Belleek I wish I'd bought years ago---almost exactly the color and shine, and it DID have tiny sea-shells for feet on the cream and sugar---just charming.

Dropping in from Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor, and hope you're having a lovely Autumn!!


Angela Steyn said... Reply to comment

I have such a soft spot for beautiful teacups and saucers... it makes the whole ritual of drinking tea just that little bit more special!

Angela x

KathyB. said... Reply to comment

I think this is one of the most beautiful teacups I have ever seen, and a setting of teacups such as this one should leave a person content with it alone...such beauty, simple and elegant, rare and beautiful, perfect.

Alison said... Reply to comment

Hi Annette,

I can't believe it's taken me so long to drop by and look at all the things you've done.

Beautiful teacup photo's, fabulous upcycled cushions and the combi camper to die for.

Hope you had a delightful w'end.


City Girl (EC1) said... Reply to comment

What a sweet teacup and saucer! Perfect for afternoon tea - how can you not be cheerful when drinking tea from such a delightful cup? :) The cake looks good too! x

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