We have here another wonderful find in this Charming Group of Four items representing fond memories of a long-ago trip to Wales.
The items are as follows:
It stands about 4 1/2 inches tall and has a top edge width opening of about 3 3/8 inches.
This very fine quality cream pitcher appears to be quite old and features 3 women seated at their tea table, all decked out in their traditional Welsh finery - including their magnificent Tall Hats. We see 'Welsh Tea Party' written just beneath their feet on the front of the cream pitcher.
Clifton China B & B Hand-Painted Plate
It has a diameter of about 6 inches and also features a similar Welsh Tea Party Scene. This beautiful plate boasts gold edge banding and extremely vibrant and exciting colors. It too features the title of 'Welsh Tea Party'.
We see the Maker Mark at the underside which reads:
Clifton China Welsh Costumes
W. H. & S. Ltd.
Small 'A' Shaped individual Butter Plate
It is about 3 1/8 inches tall and has a width - measured across the lower wider edge - of about 3 1/4 inches.
Once again we see a Tea Party scene - this time the center of interest is a man and a woman. The amount of detail exhibited in the background and scenery in this little gem of a plate is quite remarkable! The underside does not show any maker mark.
The text beneath the picture reads:
'Souvenir of Wales'
Little Brass Bell
This little Welsh Lady Bell stands just a tad under 3 inches tall and has a diameter - measured at the lower edge of her skirt - of about 1 1/2 inches.
Our very interesting Welsh Tea Party Collection is in lovely aged condition, although there is some loss to the gold banding both on the 6" Plate as well as on the Cream Pitcher. We have not been able to detect any chips, cracks or repairs.
Just give them a nice cleaning - and - Enjoy!
These charming Remembrances of a wonderful trip are quite a treasure and should be fantastic additions to your collection. They can only continue increasing in value as more and more time goes by bringing you much pleasure as well as many compliments.