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    Posted 2 years ago

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    We went for a visit to Dagfields, a huge Antique centre near Nantwich in Cheshire today. I think actual Antiques were in rather short supply, but plenty of collectibles. We came home with this pretty tea cup, 2 Midwinter Stonehenge plates, and some Harry Potter Lego!!
    This tea cup is made by Alfred Meakin and is marked as hand engraved under glaze, whatever that means! I bought it because it has a picture of Ashness Bridge, which is near Keswick in the Lake District, which is where I went to school. We went there a few years ago, and the trees around it have grown up a lot obscuring the view of Derwentwater. I think this cup and saucer is from the 1950's - 60's.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Lovely pair & what a beautiful bridge, I think the artist did quite well capturing it
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      I love the photo with cup on the saucer where all of it shows a complete landscape with the bridge in the back and the man going fishing in the front. Very special with more dimensions.
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      The scenery is lovely to. I have been to the laskedistric once in the 90's, on the way to Scotland. If I lived in greatbritain I would go to the lake district meny times. A very beautiful place :)
    4. AdeleC AdeleC, 2 years ago
      It is a beautiful place, and I am lucky to have family living on the coast nearby, and only a couple of hours drive away.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Yes you are lucky and what a find you did!
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      What a wonderful find......very delicate looking. And for me always good to see Staffordshire wares.

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