Yesterday I visited with my aunt for Mother's Day, she's my mother's sister, and has been like a mother to us. My brother's, my sister, and myself lived with her after our moms passing. As we sat there talking I notice her beautiful tea cups on the table beside me. Then I remembered as a child admiring these and not being allowed to touch them. Well today I can see why, they are breath taking. So I asked if I could photograph them, to share with you.
They first belonged to my grandmother, my mother's mom, as a gift from her son's Herbert's girlfriend. This was back in the late 1940's or early 50's. They have so much detail, even the insides are designed. I don't know if they were made for drinking but, I know they were never used for drinking.
Here I tried to show that the gold embossed edges around the purple design are raised and you can feel it when touched. The cup has three gold embossed legs and handle.
The saucer is beautiful also, it has the same raised, embossed gold edges around the purple design, and I love the outer edge of the saucer as well. I think it's fine china at it best.