It seems as though I can't stay away from pink. But really, if you're reading this blog...then you probably like the color almost as much, if not more, than I do.
While I was shopping for my inventory this past weekend I came across four of these cups and saucers. My eye was drawn to them immediately. Yet they were located near the bottom of an antique dealer's shelf, covered with lots of dust. I decided if I bought all four, I could keep one and sell the other three, thus feeding my addiction further. See how this works?
Unfortunately one of them had a crack in it. But after all these years (these babies are OLD!) it was still in pretty good condition. This is the one I decided to keep. The photo above is one of the other three, without any chips or cracks. They are for sale on my website, Bella Rosa Antiques.
Here is a little information on pink lustre found from an article called "Beginner's Guide to Pink Lustreware" by Danielle L.
Pink lustreware was popular between 1790-1850 . It was manufactured by many pottery factories in England. Swansea and Sunderland potteries were particularly prolific in the making of pink lustreware. Pink lustre is created by adding a solution of metallic copper to a white or cream bodied piece of pottery prior to firing.
I'm excited about adding my tea cup and saucer to my collection. I enjoy reading the history behind the items I find. Now, wouldn't it be even more fascinating to find out where this cup and saucer has been all these years? Who owned it and what was it like in the 1800's?