Royal Chelsea Teacup and Plate , Thistle Tea Cup , Hand Painted Teacup , Floral Gold Tea Cup , Scottish Thistle , Anniversary Gift for Her

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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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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.

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Reviews (2)


The cup & saucer are truly wonderful pieces to add to my collection as always came beautifully packed and received with in days of purchase.

Lightning fast shipping and lovely note from seller. Premium buying experience.

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