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Vintage Style Hand Decorated Rose of Tralee Bone China Tea Cup & Saucer

Generously decorated with  original vintage Rose of Tralee print applied randomly. rendering each tea cup and saucer unique.

English Fine Bone China manufactured in Staffordshire and hand decorated in Bristol, England. Resident artists carefully combine and arrange the designs, ensuring that no two items are the same. 

Model: Shallow
Dimensions: Cup H 6cm, D 10cm / Saucer D 14cm
Weight: 300gm
Capacity: 200ml

NB Each Cup & Saucer is individually decorated there will be slight variations to the image shown

Vintage Style Hand Decorated Rose of Tralee Bone China Tea Cup & Saucer

  • The short answer

    It’s up to you but the less you use a dishwasher the shinier your china will be for longer... but then one slip when washing up could see it crashing to the floor! It’s a dangerous world out there.

    The long answer

    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.

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