If only teawares could talk! A friend's family was cleaning out some rental property and came across some dishes my friend *almost* threw away, but then she thought of me and called to see if I wanted them. Of course I said yes, out of curiosity if nothing else, and I must say I found these pieces quite charming in a rough-edged kind of way! I do believe these are handmade ceramics—do you agree?—as all these pieces are marked "HC 98" on back. I wonder who made them. Hillary Clinton? Howard Cosell? (Actually, he had died in 1995, so no.) Harry Connick Jr.? Kinda fun to imagine them firing up some ceramics, isn't it!
Here is the teacup and saucer set.
Interestingly, both the teacup and saucer are footed. Does that make this set double-footed? Is there a term for that?
The plates are nice and simple, and I can see these used at, say, Christmas, in a three-tiered rack as serving plates.
These are clearly salt and pepper shakers, but ...
... I asked my friend, "How do you get the salt and pepper in those little holes?" She just shook her head and grinned at me like, "That's YOUR problem!" But you know what? I have used old salt and pepper shakers as ornaments on my tea-themed Christmas tree before, and I do believe I'll do the same with these!