Bone China Tea Cups and Pots
Bone China Tea Cups and Tea Pots are a standard for “proper” tea serving and drink. And we get requests for Bone China Tea Cups and Tea Pots from tea drinkers who want a nicer, more elegant cup or pot for themselves for to serve with guests. We also get requests for them to give as gifts. And we have collectors who…..collect, and are always looking for fine china tea cups and pots. We have many different cups and pots. Some for everyday use and others for use in finer settings. We personally have a finer set which we don’t use everyday. But, we like many, love the fine feel and look of bone china and how elegant it looks with beautiful flowers and other images painted on them.
Bone China is the “gold standard” of pottery. Composed of about 50 percent cattle bone ash, it is stronger than porcelain, and like fine porcelain, can be made into thinner, more delicate objects. First made around 1748 outside London, the technique gained popularity in Stoke-on-Trent, which was and still is considered the pottery center on England. Josiah Spode (yes, that Spode), refined the process in the late 1700’s, which led to many other companies making it as well as its popularity grew.
Today, bone china is made in many countries. Its popularity continues to grow among collectors, for use in wedding dishes, and in fine tea sets. The cost of fine bone china is more than porcelain due to it cost to produce, but for the fine detail and care going into painting and creating these fine pieces, it becomes family heirlooms to pass on for generations.
We buy our Bone China Tea Cups & Saucers and Tea Pots in limited quantities, so we can sell out of a particular model faster than we can update our website. If you want to order a particular style, you need to call or email us first at [email protected] before placing the order to make sure we have it in stock and avoid us having to refund your purchase. Because of the fragility of bone china, these beautiful cups & saucers and tea pots should be purchased in person to avoid the potential for breakage, since we know how carriers can handle fragile packages.