Tea and coffee cups have been made in Britain since the middle of the eighteenth century and can be found in a vast array of decorative designs, reflecting the changing fashions of society as well as the advances made in the manufacturing process. This book charts the development of tea and coffee cups over 200 years, providing information on the methods of decoration, influential factories and designers. Steven Goss guides the reader on how to identify the dates of particular patterns, as well as listing a number of museums and auction houses where these ornamental cups can be discovered.
Table of Contents
Introduction Early Wares New Shapes of the Early Nineteenth Century Pattern Numbers The Later Nineteenth Century The Edwardian and Art Deco Periods Commemorative Cups Further Reading Places to Visit Index
British Tea and Coffee Cups, 1745-1940 by Steve Goss