Royal Chelsea Bone China of England crafted this elegant teacup and saucer between 1952 - 1961. This is pattern number 333A.
The gold trim highlights the thistle teacup design. This is totally hand painted.
What is the significance of a thistle for Scotland? In 1249, invaders came ashore under the cover of darkness. In might have worked, if one of the soldiers had not stepped upon the native growing thistle. When he shrieked in pain, the Scots became aware of the location of the army. The hostile soldiers lost the battle.
The order of the Garter was created by King James and used the thistle as part of the badge for the knights.
Perhaps you would like to bring this pretty teacup and saucer to a housewarming or bridal shower as a useful, pretty token of the recipients Scottish heritage. This is a stunning piece for a sophisticated collector.
The price includes free shipping, free gift wrapping and free shipping insurance.
Measurements: The saucer is 6" in diameter. The cup is 3.75" from rim to rim and is 2" high.
This set is in excellent condition. There is no gold loss. There are no chips, cracks or crazing. You may buy with confidence. We do not sell damaged wares.
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We specialize in custom orders for resellers all over the world. Contact us to discuss the details.
We no longer sell to China or the Middle East. Although the people are lovely, we have had too many delivery problems.
We ship within the continental US for free. For other areas, the order is sent via First Class International Mail with the US Post Office or with Global Shipping, a company that works with Etsy.
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Do not wash any of the china in the dishwasher. It may cause crazing if boiling water is poured directly into the cup. These are not made for microwave use either.
We do not know the exact materials used in the china. We are selling them as decorative items.
We offer free gift wrapping on most items. It is mentioned in the listing.
Feb 21, 2024
The cup & saucer are truly wonderful pieces to add to my collection as always came beautifully packed and received with in days of purchase.
Jun 20, 2019
Lightning fast shipping and lovely note from seller. Premium buying experience.