Monday, June 27, 2011

Teacup Tuesday

My teacup was purchased a couple of years ago when we traveled to Georgia. It was found at one of our last stops on the way home.

I always keep an eye out for a pretty new teacup when we travel. This one caught my eye. It is "Dolly Madison" by Castleton China made in USA!

I had never seen Castleton China before. Castleton was commissioned during the World War by Rosenthal China of Germany to produce Rosenthal shapes and patterns. In 1951 Shenango Pottery purchased all the stock of the Castleton China Co from Rosenthal. In 1970 production of Castleton China was stopped. In 1979 Shenango China Company was bought by Anchor Hocking Corporation.

Many sets of Castleton China were commissioned for the White House as a state service.

I so enjoy my teacups. It has been fun to find so many different and beautiful cups. My favorites are those made in England. I don't normally come across U.S.A. fine china. So this one is a special teacup to add to my collection.

Enjoy your day!


Dawn said...

This has such a beautiful shape and I love the detailing on the plate too ;0)

Love Dawn xx

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful teacup and saucer.Isn't it fun to be on the hunt for a collection?

Diann said...

It is a very petty teacup. And I love that it ws made in the US. You don't see that often. Have a wonderful day!

HHL said...

Truly a very delicate and beautiful piece!! that is was made USA .. does make it extra special! visiting from Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor..HHL

Snap said...

Lovely! The details on the saucer are quite nice and the cup is just gorgeous. Wonderful find. Happy Tea Day!

Protector of Vintage said...

A very elegant set!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty teacup! It's so much fun to find teacups when we travel. Each one has a special memory and sentiment. Thank you for sharing your wonderful teacup with Tea Time and have a beautiful summer day.


Terri said...

What a lovely cup! The shape is so elegant, the creamy white so classy. I hardly ever see tea cups made in the US either. So this is a fabulous find!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a lovely teacup and it's nice to know the history. ~ Pamela

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love Castleton China. I have a few piece myself. If I remember, I will share them next week. Your cup is beautiful. Love the rose. They make demitasse cups too. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us. Blessings, Martha

Suz said...

That is a very beautiful cup. I love the single roses, which are painted so perfectly, and the shape is beautiful. I am new today and hope you will stop by and see my first set, if you have time. I have had this craving for tea cups lately. I am not sure what it is all about but I am really enjoying the posts!


Johanna said...

Hello, this is such a beautiful tea cup. I am so fond of rose patterns and this is a very beautiful one. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna