Friday, May 03, 2013

Pansy Teacups

Since we are on the topic of pansies, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my pansy teacups. Searching for pansy teacups was something that my mother and I enjoyed doing together. It was fun to have something we were purposefully looking for as we browsed shops together. Antique shop, thrift stores, and an occasional tea shop were places that we found these little treasures. Most of the pansy teacups in my collection were my mother's, although a few were some I found in our searches. At this point I don't remember whose were whose. I've added information from the markings on the bottom of the cups and saucers. For me, it adds interest as I try to discover the history of each teacup. After awhile, it becomes easy to identify a teacup's origin simply by looking at it and not having to depend upon its marking. And just like with garment styles, each period has its own unique style and design. 

Royale Garden
Bone China ~ Staffs, England
Formalities by Baum Brothers
Bone China ~ Made in England
Ornamental Collectibles
Made in China
Regency English
Bone China ~ Made in England
By Sango ~ Made in Japan
Saji Fancy China
Occupied Japan
Original Napco China
Hand Painted ~ Made in Japan
No Markings
Castle China
Made in Japan
Child's Teacup & Saucer
Hand Painted ~ No Markings
Hand Painted & Made By...
H.L. Effie Foster 1956
"May Good Thoughts Follow You Always"
to "Ellen Martin"
Windsor Bone China
Made in England
Royal Stuart
Fine Bone China ~ Made in England
Royal Patrician
Fine Bone China ~ Staffordshire England

Today I am linking to Heather's Tea Trolley.


  1. What a truly amazing collection of pansy tea cups! Each one as beautiful as the other! Loved seeing your sentimental collection.

  2. Wow! Such a beautiful collection! Each one is more beautiful then the next one. Thank you for sharing you and your Mom's treasured teacups.

  3. Pansy and violet china items are my favorite to find and collect! You have a beautiful collection, I enjoyed seeing them!

  4. Oh my GOODNESS. Never knew so many varieties of pansy cups there are available. Your collection is swoon-worthy. Susan

  5. I love them all, but my favorite is the art deco sort of one that has the message about good thoughts following you always.

  6. Very sweet collection!


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