Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tea Cup Thursday

I hope a loving cup passes for a tea cup today! I was very fortunate in securing many commemoratives from a friend who is liquidating his collection. I will have many more posts with many lovely examples. This is such a pretty portrait of Queen Elizabeth. I love how they decorated the edges to resemble ermine.
The back is just lovely with bright colors!

As you can see, it's a bone china loving cup made by Royal Doulton in 1992. It's signed and numbered and doesn't commemorate anything except love and respect for their good Queen.
This fantastic cup is associated with Marlborough House which is the home of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Yes, It's a commemoration cup but rather different, wouldn't you say? It's actually bone china.
Here is an image of Marlborough House.
This fantastic cup lists the countries that are a part of the Commonwealth.

Here are more of the commonwealth countries. As this was 35 years ago, I'm sure that many have departed.
Here is the Queen on a mug to celebrate her Silver Jubilee.
It is all printed in silver!
Quite a dashing picture of Prince Phillip. As I said before, there are more to come. I really was very lucky to secure such wonderful commemoratives!