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Tea cup and saucer / cake plate, April by Maureen Tanner for Foley Bone China, Staffordshire, England mid 1950’s

This is a beautiful tea cup and saucer / cake plate set, made by Foley Bone China, Staffordshire, England circa mid 1950’s.

A fantastic design by Maureen Tanner, ‘April’ inspired by her travels around Italy after studying at the Royal College of Art. Made of quality bone china / porcelain and decorated with transfer prints of a girl / lady holding a mirror, surrounded by motifs of flowers and leaves, a delightful illustration picked out in yellow and pink.

So reminiscent of the 1950’s mid century era, very stylish and perfect as practical vintage tableware or for display.

Would make a great addition to any collection of English bone china / porcelain and would complement any retro, vintage, 1950’s, mid century, kitsch or contemporary interior.

In excellent condition, no marks, chips or crazing.

The plate measures 22 x 22 x 1.5cm / 8.75 x 8.75 x 0.5in.

The cup measures 6.5 x 10 x 8.5cm / 2.75 x 4 x 3.5in.

Both marked to the base ‘April designed by Maureen Tanner Foley Bone China Made in England’.

Available for sale at my Etsy shop


Trio of early plastic / bakelite small dishes, made in England circa 1930’s

These are a wonderful trio of early plastic / bakelite small dishes, made in England circa 1930’s.

The conical one is in a mottled dark red / brown, lovely flared shape with deep bowl in the top, marked to the base ‘use Carlton custard powder’.
The shallow wide bowl is black on the outside and the same mottled dark red / brown inside, advertising ‘The Tricity Demonstration Home’ on the base.
The deeper bowl has a squared rim, and is made of a ‘Camo’ style plastic in olive green, red / brown and black. Marked to the base ‘Belplastic Ltd British Made’.

Fantastic mini collection that would look great on display, or for use on a desk, table, kitchen, as pin / condiment dishes, desk tidy / paperweights etc.

A Lovely set that are so reminiscent of the era and perfectly exemplify the use of new materials and Art Deco / Modernist design during the 1930’s.

Perfect as an addition to any collection of Bakelite / early plastic / Art Deco design pieces. Would look fantastic in any retro, vintage, 1930’s, 1940’s, modernist, minimal or contemporary space.

In Excellent Vintage Condition, the wide bowl has a liitle nibble to the rim and some crazing, the other two pieces are almost perfect, nothing to detract.

The conical bowl measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 3.75cm / 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5in.

The shallow wide bowl measures 8 x 8 x 2cm / 3.25 x 3.25 x 0.75in.

The deeper bowl measures 7 x 7 x 3cm / 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.25in.

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