Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Royal Ardalt cup and saucer perfect for spring!

A few weeks ago, my sister and I had a yard sale together, and I'm so glad I went through her "junk" the night before. Unbeknownst to me, she had decided to downsize and get rid of some of the teacups that had belonged to her husband's grandmother. She offered me all of them I wanted, but I showed (for me) great restraint and was thrilled to take home only this one, which is by a maker whose name I don't ever recall hearing before, Royal Ardalt.

For years I've seen this shape of teacup in other collections, but I don't believe I've ever had one quite  like this. I love the bulb-like shape of the cup. So soft and feminine!

And I thought the saucer was especially pretty as well, making this the perfect set for springtime sipping. Have you all heard of Royal Ardalt? I thought I knew just about every name in teaware, but that was a new one to me!



10 comments:

  1. I've never heard of Royal Ardalt, but I surely do like it!

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  2. Very pretty! Maybe it was a Royal Albert artist with dyslexia?

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  3. It's a new one to me!

    The spring flowers are lovely. Last year, I decided no more rose patterns. So I'm looking for any flower but roses and have recently veered off into the land of souvenir tea cups. Just found a Seattle World's Fair set!

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  4. No I have not heard of this name. It is so pretty! Enjoy.

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  5. I love it! Enjoy your new treasure.

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  6. What a lovely set! I couldn't help but notice the foot of your cup. It reminds me of those I've seen on "Last of the Summer Wine" when Edie is having the ladies over for coffee/tea. The set she uses most is the Royal Albert "Old Country Roses" but I've noticed that the foot on her cups is wider than the foot on the ones I have in my collection. What an interesting mystery!

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  7. It is gorgeous! It is one I wouldn't be able to resist either.

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