Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teacup Tuesday – Spode Blue Room

The Spode Blue Room collection is one of their most collected patterns.  The majority of the china is blue and white, but the Geranium pattern was also made in red, green, yellow and black and white.

PA042140This is one of the few cups in my collection in this color.

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 This under glaze china pattern was printed using an interesting process that uses copper plates. 

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The plates are heated with applied oxides and then wiped clean of the excess and stamped onto tissue paper.  The tissue is then transferred to the ceramic blank.  The piece is immersed in water so the tissue will float off leaving the pattern behind.  Then it is glazed and fired.

PA042141 I’ve read that Spode was purchased in 2009 by Portmeirion, another of my favorite china companies.  They want to carry on the work of this renowned British company that was founded over 200 years ago.

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For some reason this is the teacup that I always choose when I have a cup of chai (Indian spiced tea) – it just seems to suite it. 

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Please join Terri and Martha for Teacup Tuesday and Wanda Lee for Tuesday Tea for Two.

12 comments:

Dazie said...

This is stunning, I love the detail its amazing.
Dazie
x

Marie said...

A lovely print indeed. Love any combination of black and white and your teacup is special. Stopping by from Tea Tuesdays.
-marie

Marilyn said...

Very pretty! I just love seeing teacups in colors different that the traditional.

Bella said...

Hi... What a striking cup, amazing detailing:-) Beautiful:-)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love this tea cup. The print is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this treasure. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Princesa Nadie said...

I love that especial Tea Cup ,in the other colors must be
beautiful too!
You have lovely Tea cups and I like very much watching them
Hugs

Angela McRae said...

I've never seen a black and white Spode teacup! This is a very classy set, and I agree that chai suits it just perfectly!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just adore black and white in china and tea cup!! Something so very elegant about it...

Debbie

Bernideen said...

Ithink it goes well with Chai - sort of Indian....

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful and intricate design! I see you too are a fan of Laura Childs teashop mysteries. You don't see them often though.

Something Special said...

Thanks for visiting and becoming a follower. I think everyone will love what I will be posting for the giveaway. So check back in a couple of days. I love how you post about teas and different china. I only drink herbal teas, But I have many teacups and teapots. I am sure I have a salad (spode) geranium in the 'blue' plate here, given to me by another blog friend, and I love it.

Kimberly said...

WOW! This teacup is spectacular! And you really scored on your give away prizes, what a lot of wonderful treasures.

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