Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Hello Friends,

Last Tuesday I shared a wonderfully interesting cup for Teacup Tuesday ‘borrowed’ from my friend, Brenda.  Well, this week I am sharing her photos of a second set she bought at a garage sale right here in my neighborhood (I had to work that day – phooy!)

They are from Germany, but I couldn’t find much about them.  Brenda found out some information about them, and posted the following in ‘comments’:

“From information I have found before concerning the teacups, Konigliche Manufaktur is the company that manufactured the cups and the “artist” or creator is C. Bavaria. Altenkirchen is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to this link;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altenkirchen_%28district%29.
So actually I am wondering if these teacups came from this district. There was another website where I saw more porcelain from Konigliche that had marks by Bavaria where the handles were all different. This may be THE style of creating; each piece unique of being in the same set, but all different designs just as my cups are all painted different, but in the same set. Anyway, I love them and am happy of the find!! Thanks, Marianne, for posting them.” AND

“I also found this piece of information. This was on a Michael C. Fina website:

Konigliche Porzellan- Manufaktur treasures porcelain as if it were “white gold”. Frederick the Great, the Prussian King, shared the same rapture and he gave Konigliche Porzellan- Manufaktur his name and symbol.

Clinging to the age-old tradition, the Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur porcelain is still shaped by hand and elaborately painted in Berlin.”

They’re wonderfully cheerful, don’t you think?  And the shape of the saucers are fun – like flower petals.

She took a photo of them stacked to show that each cup had a different design.  She calls them ‘happy cups’ and I have to agree.  I’m glad I was able to share these with you.

To see more wonderful Teacups, stop by to visit the hosts of Teacup Tuesday, Terri (Artful Affirmations) and Martha (Martha’s Favorites).

If you like tea time and fairies, click on The Knittington Fairies’ Shop & Gallery for more goodies.

Special thanks to Brenda for sharing her precious cups and saucers.  Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane, and until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Above images from photographs by Brenda S.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Twisty Lane
    May 10, 2011 @ 15:42:06

    The teacups are just full of happiness! They make me smile. Thanks for sharing your friends cups! Happy Tea Day!

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  2. Terri
    May 10, 2011 @ 14:39:53

    Hello Marianne,
    Your friend’s cups are indeed happy cups! What a unique garage sale find! I do love how colorful they are as well as the shape of the plate. The history is interesting as well. I had not heard of this company. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  3. Yvette
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:02:26

    Marianne, these just shine so much happiness and would brighten up any table setting, what wonderful bright and refreshing colours. Have a great week. x

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  4. Brenda
    May 10, 2011 @ 11:46:40

    I also found this piece of information. This was on a Michael C. Fina website:

    Konigliche Porzellan- Manufaktur treasures porcelain as if it were “white gold”. Frederick the Great, the Prussian King, shared the same rapture and he gave Konigliche Porzellan- Manufaktur his name and symbol.

    Clinging to the age-old tradition, the Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur porcelain is still shaped by hand and elaborately painted in Berlin.

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  5. Brenda
    May 10, 2011 @ 11:38:39

    Thank you, Susan, for your remarks about my cups and my table. My husband builds the most beautiful tables. He’s a musician; so the theme of the guitar inlay. He creates anything from end tables, to coffee tables, to tea tables that are absolutely delightful. I’m glad you noticed.

    From information I have found before concerning the teacups, Konigliche Manufaktur is the company that manufactured the cups and the “artist” or creator is C. Bavaria. Altenkirchen is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to this link;
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altenkirchen_%28district%29.
    So actually I am wondering if these teacups came from this district. There was another website where I saw more porcelain from Konigliche that had marks by Bavaria where the handles were all different. This may be THE style of creating; each piece unique of being in the same set, but all different designs just as my cups are all painted different, but in the same set. Anyway, I love them and am happy of the find!! Thanks, Marianne, for posting them.

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  6. Susan
    May 10, 2011 @ 07:02:38

    ooohh aaahhh….loooveeee the teacups, they’re sooo colorful and yes each cup has different design, how fun!! i absolutely love the saucers shape, it’s just adorable!!! and yes it’s so fitting that it’s called the happy cups! love the table lamp and the table too in the photo, very gorgeous!! thanks for sharing Brenda’s teacups, marianne!! x Susan

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