Wednesday, 1 February 2012

My favorite teaware

Wedgwood teaware


Royal Doulton Royal Albert collection celebrates 100 years



The 2-box special edition collection of Royal Albert 100 years.




Most department stores in London stock Wedgwood tableware






Royal Doulton designs




As an avid tea-drinker, I’ve always been a collector of cups and mugs.  I usually buy these as souvenirs from different countries so I have a big collection of one-piece cups, as well as authentic tea-sets from China and Japan.  But I must say that Wedgwood’s Royal Doulton collection of tea and coffee tableware (bone china) is my all-time favorite.  The designs are quintissentially English country: the colors are so vibrant and cheerful that getting only one item is just impossible.To celebrate the Royal Albert collection’s centennial anniversary in 2010, a limited edition set of cups and their matching saucers, with a total of 10 different designs (one for each decade) was made.  


This is a perfect gift for teaware collectors and comes in two large boxes with five cups and saucers in each.


Where to buy:  
In Bahrain: You can find a limited selection of Vera Wang for Wedgwood  at Jashanmals in Aali Mall, but not the Royal Doulton collection.   


It is quite hard to find the full set now, but individual pieces are available online at http://uk.wwrd.com/en/restofworld/tea+coffee/cups+saucers/icat/cups-and-saucers-rd/.  Alternatively, if you are in London you can find the collections at any of the large department stores, including Selfridges, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Harrods in their homeware sections. 


Price: Individual sets retail at around £30 pounds (for coffee cups) to £40 pounds (for tea cups) per set.  The 100 years special edition retails at £100 pounds per box (for 5 cups and matching saucers).

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