Finding these dishes was one of those " be still my heart" moments for this dish maven. I mean, I love the breathy, florid traditional English patterns as much as the next china collector, but this was like seeing Spring after a season of winter. Or better, like hearing Jazz after centuries of classical. These are definitely from the Jazz Age. The design is minimal, yet powerful; the mauve color joyous, yet subtle.
What really adds sophistication and period authenticity, though, is the crisp, jazzy black and white trim. Something about it reminds me of spats. My boyfriend is here shaking his head, so maybe not everyone sees it this way. But to me, putting these fresh, slightly iridescent, simple pieces out must have been what bobbing one's hair and stepping into a flapper dress must have felt like.
This is a spectacular set in remarkable vintage condition. These were clearly someone's " good dishes" lol the only real markings are where the cups rested inside one another and caused slight finish loss to the black glaze. I hope owning brings you as much pleasure as finding them has brought me.
Here is a list of the pieces you will receive. Royal Albert China Tea Set RARE 1920s Lusterware LILAC #4447, 22 Pieces. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers".The seller is "bdesantis" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian Federation.