Tuesday, September 21, 2010

German Cobalt Teacup Trio

Just before leaving on our annual fall vacation, I went to an estate sale in McDonough and was thrilled to find my first teacup trio, along with a couple of Royal Vale cups and saucers.

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This set is from Bavaria, Germany.  It has such a deep blue color that it turned my photo background pale blue and the mirror like finish made it difficult to photograph.

P9202122The cup has a pretty gilded pedestal base and a simple loop handle.

P9202120 The lovely roses pattern and trim is 22 carat gold.

P9202121The embossed scroll look design around the edge is interesting. 

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For some reason the owner labeled it New Hope PA 1975 – perhaps as a reminder of when and where the set was purchased.  My price was $18, which I’m hoping was a good buy.  I’d love to know more about the company history and when this set was manufactured.

Please join Terri and Martha for Teacup Tuesday and Wanda Lee for Teatime in Blogland.

12 comments:

Snap said...

Beautiful trio! The dark blue really makes the gold *pop*! Happy Tea Day!

Angela McRae said...

That is an *exquisite* set you found! Gorgeous, and I've never seen anything quite like it!

Celestial Charms said...

So very beautiful. Hope you find out more about the history of it.
Maureen

The Vintage Rose said...

A truly beautiful trio. Although in the english speaking world the old english china seems to be the world standard, perhaps because they discovered the right proportions for bone china, I think the french, german and bavarian china is beautiful too.

Terri said...

This is a stunning trio! What a great find. And if it is without cracks, chips, wear...than $18 was a good deal.
Thank you so much for showing it to us today.
Hugs,
Terri

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, that is beautiful. So rich and elegant looking.

Hope you're having a lovely day,
Patti

Ginger said...

What a beautiful set you purchased!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a stunning trio! I love the deep blue color!! Very Elegant! I am only about 2 hours from New Hope, Pa.!!

Debbie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Absolutely stunning. Let me tell you it was a great buy! I am drooling over this set. Lucky lady! Thank you for sharing, you always treat us! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there,

I am so delighted to have you partake with my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Tea Time In Blogland'..,

Your cobalt blue teacup is magnificent!~ My oh my!..,Thanks so much for sharing it with us!..,

My Wednesday teaparty is now up if you'd care to share another 'cuppa'; I'm so delighted to have been able to post some pics of when my dear friend Pam of,'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog recently visited!..,

Have a marvelous week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful trio. The color is gorgeous. I have not seen anything like it either.

Susan said...

Magnificent trio ! a treasure !

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