Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Teacups and Tobies

Here is the china pattern for today: Waterlilies by Gladstone. This is another set from Mum; these were given to my grandmother for a wedding present. I included the sugar tongs just for fun, as the sugar basin is quite large and is obviously made for sugar cubes.

Here you can see the maker's mark on the bottom of the cup. This mark was used between 1924-1942, but I haven't been able to find anything else out about the pattern.

The last time I wrote about Toby jugs, there seemed to be a lot of interest, so I thought I would post some more. These are from Mum. The handsome fellow in the middle is the one that started it all, as he belonged to my mother's mother. He isn't a proper Toby, as he doesn't have legs, but isn't he lovely?

This photo shows Mum's only Japanese Toby, the pink fellow on the left. You can see the difference in art styles. The Japanese started making these for export in the 1930's. This one is stamped "Occupied Japan". Japanese jugs in general are worth much less than English ones. I'll post more Tobies on future teacup tuesdays, but I think this is enough for now, don't you? As always, thanks to Artful Affirmations and Martha's Favorites for hosting!


  1. Hi Jane - Your toby mugs are sooo adorable. Love all the colors...C U T E!!!

    Happy Tea Tuesday! BTW, I'm having a gift raffle, hope you can join.

  2. Great Tea Cup Tuesday. Love your Teacup it is simply beautiful.

    Your Toby mugs are awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Oooh, I love your heirloom tea cup! It is a beautiful pattern. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  4. Hello there dearest Jane,

    I just love your heirloom tea cup; so charming! ~ The pattern and colours are especially pretty..,

    Thanks so much for sharing your tea cup treasure with us!..,

    You are also most warmly welcome to pop by for a tea visit in my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!

    ..,(This week has marked my 53rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', blog teaparty, my 44th, 'Wednesday Tea For You And You And Me')..,

    ~ Also with dear Pam, (of http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com );she and I have celebrated our 25th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'..,


    ~ I guess you could truly say; 'I love Afternoon Tea' and most of all sharing the experience with my fellow bloggers!

    Do come by and we'll share a cup of tea!..,

    Have a marvelous week!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

    @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
    and also @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com