Vintage Style Hand Decorated Rose of Tralee Bone China Tea Cup & Saucer
The original vintage Rose of Tralee print is applied randomly.
Resident artists carefully combine and arrange the designs ensuring that no two items are the same.
Dimensions: Cup H 6cm, D 10cm / Saucer D 14cm
Our china is decorated using hundreds of different transfers made at different times and from different factories. We ourselves are still exploring the possibilities and properties of the thousands of combinations. We don’t know all the answers but we can tell you what we have learnt:
Modern dishwasher products have come a long way but prolonged use can cause a small amount of the glaze that covers the transfers to erode. Some of us have washed our china in the dishwasher daily for five years with no ill effect. Others have seen gradual matting of the glaze and in some cases fading of the transfer beneath.
We know that thicker 1960’s transfers can be seen to erode quicker.
We know that transfers with a large amount of reds, yellows and oranges are prone to fading.
Microwave Safe: Yes, unless it has gold leafTea Stains
Tea stains are caused by a build-up of tannic acid. They can be worse if you live in a hard water area and take black tea. Luckily they are easily dealt with. We recommend getting rid of them by mixing Bicarbonate of Soda with vinegar and leaving to stand overnight. BANG! The tea stain is gone.
NB Each Cup & Saucer is individually decorated there will be slight variations to the image shown
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