(If tea cups aren't your thing, please bear with me while I get this out of my system . . .)
This is my third tea cups post and the second devoted to Foley Peacock Art Pottery.
This little collection features roses and ribbons.
This one is an impostor - it isn't Foley, it's Heathcote China (and rather ironically has the word 'copyright' on the backstamp). I think we know where they got their ideas from, though. I love the zigzag stems on these roses.
Sadly, I only have plates and saucers in this ribbony design.
This one is a different shape - one more usually associated with Foley's more 'classical' designs. And indeed these roses have a more traditional feel to them than some of the others here.
This one is Foley, but it's not Peacock Art pottery, the backstamp showing the Staffordshire knot (note to Sherry - I'll email you all the backstamps soon!). The cup and saucer are moulded, with slightly scalloped, gilded edges, but the teapot is plain and does have the Peacock Art Pottery stamp (and is the same shape as the smaller, rosy teapot above), so clearly the transfer designs were shared between different ranges. Not sure what Foley had against the Welsh, but there are no leeks or daffodils in amongst these English roses, Scots thistles and Irish shamrocks!
OK, that's it for now. A few oddments to follow during the week and then I'll get my head round some book reviews.