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Demi-tasses | February 24, 2011

For years, I have entertained the thoughts of saving up for my desired brand of vintage demi-tasses (small teacups, half the size of the usual tea or coffee cups available), Royal Albert. Or rather, particularly the Midnight Rose, as illustrated below.

Midnight Rose by Royal Albert

The most popular range is of course the Old Country Roses, which is very, very gorgeous with golden rims! So delicate, these china demi-tasses and the dinnerware set can set you aback at over S$1000 for a 20-piece set. It’s little luxury, which I have yet to own and/or save up for.

Old Country Roses

I love the Midnight Roses more than anything because of it’s unique, three-toned blue roses that just screams LUXURY! I love the shape of the demi-tasses. For Moonlight Rose,as well as the Old Country Roses, they are made of the Brigadoon pattern (circa 1950’s, if I am not wrong) and identified by a curve towards the bottom of each cup.

There are other shapes as well such as the Doris, Grandma, Gainsborough and Chelsea, just to name a few. These pattern may include a smaller or wider cup mouth, shape or base. Whichever series they may be, I feel the Royal Albert teacups will always be the most elegant among all. Yes, even the dainty Wedgewood teacups served at the Ritz Carlton do not stand a chance.

100 Years Celebration

In celebration of Royal Albert’s 100 years producing the fine collection, the teacups shown above are sold in sets of 5 in various patterns dating as far as the 1900’s to 1940’s. Guess the Mad Hatter would approve of these beauties on his party table yarrr?


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