Monday, October 17, 2011

Royal Albert Scottish Tartan

This bone china English teacup is from the Royal Albert Scottish Tartan series in the MacDonald pattern.  It was made sometime between 1962 through the 1970s.


I’ve read that the MacDonald clan is known as the mightiest of the clans with the motto “By sea and by land”.


The Scottish Tartan series includes Black Watch, Cameron, Campbell, MacDonald, Macleod and Royal Stewart.  All the cups are in the pretty Montrose shape with broken loop handles.


The colors of this tartan are quite pretty, with the shield in a strong contrast color.  I like the little sprigs of heather.



This is a made in England  wool tartan kilt, that I purchased around forty years ago.  Now I’m curious to see if it still fits.  It is a wrap around style and the leather straps are adjustable – so maybe – not.  One day I might repurpose the wool tartan fabric into pillows,  a tea cozy or something – meanwhile the kilt stays tucked away in a cedar chest. 


You can see my Royal Canadian Tartan teacup here.

Be sure to visit the lovely blogs of Terri and Martha for more Teacup Tuesday posts.

Plate of Freshly Baked Scones with Cranberries


Terri said...

Your Royal Albert Tartan cup and saucer are magnificent! I love the heather too! What a fabulous cup to have in your collection. I can't say I have ever seen one of these before.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love your Tarton Cup. I love the colors and the plaids. Their is something so classic about plaids. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful teacup. Thanks for the clan info as well. How fun!

xinex said...

How beautiful! And I love the shape too..Christine

Angela McRae said...

I love both your tartan teacups! Just lovely!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This tartan cup and saucer are so sweet!

Micupoftea~ said...

MMMM! Your scones look delicious! A tea cozy from the wrap skirt sounds fabulous! I really like your tartan cup...what a treat at the table :)

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