Sku : 431727

Blue Torquay Cup & Saucer



Torquay (pronounced, tor-'kee) is adapted from the shell design of a transfer-printed earthenware plate, ca. 1820 currently in the Winterthur collection. Each shell pictured in the pattern faithfully depicts a real one in shades of deep blue and cream. Imported.

Clinging to the coast of Devon in southern England was the elegant resort town of Torquay, renowned for its mild climate and its abundant marine life. The shells and entwined sea grasses inspired the Swansea potters who flourished between 1764 and 1846. This pattern was created circa 1820 in the traditional English transferware style.

• Food, microwave and dishwasher safe.

• Saucer is 5.75" diameter. Cup is 2.5"H x 4.5"W x 3.5"D.

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