Cups and Saucers

Today we feature two elegant cups and saucers which date from the Victorian era. They are well travelled items.

Victorian cups and saucers which belonged to John Baker and his family.

These cups and saucers belonged to the Baker family who lived at the hardware shop which was next to Woodland Yard. John Baker was a tinsmith and also traded in enamel ware. After John died, some of the family emigrated to Canada in 1907 and valued possessions, including these items of crockery, went with them. The cups and saucers returned to Market Lavington in 1995, when a family member came to see the former family home.

These days most of us prefer mugs but it is possible to imagine our Victorian villagers enjoying tea from cups like this.

A cup and saucer, thought to date from about 1880

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