Here we go!
I was gifted this pink tea pot by my aunt in July 2016 who had been given it by a relative years before from a vintage shop.
It is vintage, the maker is Sadler, it is a lamp shape pink teapot with pink roses & periwinkle Forget-Me-Nots with gold trim and my research suggested it is 75 years old. I did include it in my 2017 Tea Time Calendar with a Regency White tea cup and saucer by Johnson Brothers.
The quest was on to find a tea cup that matched the teapot well. Based on my internet research Sadler did not make tea cups so how to find a match on this pattern?
The cup should at least have pink roses blue flowers and gold trim I thought to myself.
This set has ROSE BOUQUET 22 KT gold border MADE IN ENGLAND F on the bottom. I have not identified a maker. I have no sense of age on this one.
Having decided a white or pink background would be better I continued my search.
This is a bone china golden wedding anniversary set by Sutherland HM made in England. I expect that this one is more recent in age.
It was not as good as it could be so I kept my out at thrift shops in hopes of find a better one. I started carrying a photo of the tea pot in hopes of being able to better match it.
This one is bone china by Ridgway Potteries made in England. It has Royal Vale and pattern "N" 8138 on the bottom. I found one reference that suggested a date in the mid 1960s.
This one would work but I kept my eyes peeled. Most everyone I speak to regularly knows I'm looking for a cup to match this teapot. There are many eyes at work.
It is marked Queen Anne Bone China England. The 'Queen Anne' trade name introduced around 1950 was used until the closure of the Edensor Works in 1966.
This one is marked Bone China Colcough F 4 Made in England. The mark is reasonably rare but the one place was still researching the mark. Really no idea how old it is but it's a match which is what counts.
Here's the teapot and tea cup and saucer together. I think it's a great match and it will make it into my 2018 Tea Time Calendar which I will start shooting soon.
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