Vintage 1950s Foley Bone China Alice Pattern Teapot & 8 Cups Maureen Tanner


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This is a set consisting of a teapot and eight tea cups, all made by Foley Bone China in the Alice pattern that was designed by Maureen Tanner. The teapot has a different lady on either side (see photos) and three cups have the same lady as on one side of the teapot while the other five cups have a completely different lady dressed in blue - those five cups have the lady on two sides while the three cups have the lady only on one side. You may also note that the orientation of the image related to the handle differs on some cups. The teapot has a five cup capacity while the cups each have a 6 ounce capacity. The teapot appears to be rather difficult to come by - I havent been able to find any other examples. All pieces are in very good condition with no chips, cracks or wear - there are some tea stains on the interior bottom of the teapot (see last close-up photo), but these are minor; you could probably get rid of these by bleaching the china if they bother you.
This is a wonderful mid-century set - whimsical design, very 50s!