It's once again Teacup Tuesday.
I think this teacup is fitting because of it's name- AUTUMN. I know we are all running around decorating our homes and trees( at least I still am) but it's still AUTUMN till the 21st.
It is not fine Bone China like my other ones.But it is still light to hold AND it is my only teacup which comes with it's own milk pitcher.I just love the watercolor effect of the painted flowers and fruits- how the colors meld from one into the other. The Arts and Crafts feel of this teacup is unlike any other in my collection.
This teacup, from H&K Tunstall, is one of my all time favorites. Hollinshead and Kirkham (H & K) operated pottery works in Tunstall, England from 1890 on. After the First World War, the company began to produce items quite different from their normally staid china, in an attempt to boost flagging profits. The Art Deco, hand painted designs and abstract backgrounds in several colors, was produced sometimes in the 1920s and early 1930s.Truly avant-garde at the time!
It was my grandmother Josephine's.
It is the one teacup, out of all of mine that I know for sure was her and not Grandma Miranda's.
I love how the yellow flows into the inside edge of the teacup.
I'm going to put on the kettle, get out the PK Tips tea bags and think of Grandma Josephine as I sip and trim the tree today.