Today I’m sharing a teacup that I received at the “Teacup Exchange” event I attended last week. It is a Johnson Brothers cup that was made in England in the popular Old British Castles pattern.
This pattern also comes in blue, but I think it is very pretty in pink.
This Johnson Brothers pattern has been in production since 1930.
It was created in 1928 by Miss Fennel, the daughter of a master engraver. There are 45 different castles depicted on the various pieces. One side of the teacup shows Stratford on Avon and the other has Penshurst Kenton depicted in 1792.
This saucer shows Kenilworth Castle in 1792.
Now I’m off to enjoy a cup of tea and a mincemeat square for tea break.
For those who haven’t tried mincemeat squares – they are basically the same recipe as date squares and are made with an oatmeal crust. The mincemeat is smoothed in the blender. I was pleased with the results using Borden “Nonesuch” brandy and rum mincemeat.