Recent acquisition

I am very pleased to have found this lovely English teacup and saucer, at the “1844 Shop” – a consignment shop for gently used items of worth – at the 2016 Mistletoe Mart (Church of the Ascension, Episcopal, in Westminster, Maryland), earlier this month.

Markings read “Cauldon Ltd England” stamped in black, and N, either Y641 or 4641, x, in vertical series, appearing hand-painted in red. I’m sure the design is printed, but it’s attractive! My second such acquisition, the first one being a Limoges set.

My brother John, my “resident expert” in British porcelain, comments:

“It dates to c. 1905-15. (Note that any item that has “England” on it is post-1891, when the US passed a law requiring the country of origin to be indicated.) It’s in the ‘London’ shape, which dates to almost a century before that (c. 1810-20). So it’s an example of an ‘antique’ shape being used for ‘modern’ china, which is now of course an antique in its own right!”

So, Edwardian era, then. Nice! One of my favorite periods, although I’d be hard-pressed to come up with an era of English history I didn’t enjoy (as the name of this blog suggests…), at least up to and through WW II.

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

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