This set, aptly named South Pacific, is from the 1950s and has not only survived the past half-century but is actually as fresh and happy as anything you'll find in today's marketplace. The graphic charcoal and white pattern on the plates is hand-drawn and unfussy -- a lively backdrop for the splashy teacups. And that glaze! It's translucent and deeply saturated.The black handles are so unusual -- a funky take on formal.
All in all, this collection is hip beyond belief! It's also rare. Maybe the ladies of the 50s didn't realize it was such a timeless design?
- Teacups, set of four, Royal Albert South Pacific bone china, made in England, cobalt, tangerine, lemon, and eggplant, with shiny black handles in an elegant shape, excellent condition (3.5"d x 3"h)
- Saucers, set of four, Royal Albert South Pacific bone china, in a hand-drawn basket-weave pattern, charcoal and white, excellent condition (5.5"d)
- Side plates, set of four, Royal Albert South Pacific bone china, in a hand-drawn basket-weave pattern, charcoal and white, excellent condition (6.5"d)
Shipping costs are included. Also, please note that everything I sell, and I mean everything, is used, antique, vintage, etc. That means sometimes scratched, dented, and worn. Imperfect. Not dusty, though. Or dirty.