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Elizabethan Carnaby in Green and Red in stock
In the 1960s makers of fine bone china 'Elizabethan' came up with a fantastic range of flowery designs which they named after the 'happening' London streets. The 60s and early 70s were the time when 'Flower Power' took the world by storm - this was both a peaceful political movement and a period of flowery design. Elizabethan certainly hit the nail on the head with these fabulous floral designs which include Carnaby, Portobello, Chelsea and Pop - a nod to London's Pop music scene which was making it's mark felt the world over.
below is an example of Elizabethan Chelsea in pink & blue....
Being bone china, these cups and saucers appealed to more affluent households, they are high quality, whilst also being incredibly trendy. I think many sets were possibly given as wedding presents as many cups and saucers remain in fantastic condition. This suggests that people kept them for best in their sideboards. yay retro! have the Elizabethan Carnaby design in both green and red at the moment.
The green colour-way below is very highly sought, though not often found...
As well as having a matching set, we think it would be a fabulous idea to also collect a range of different colours and patterns. Lots of people use the cups as mugs, keeping the saucers safely put away. We find there are lots of collectors in Australia, and have sent many sets of Elizabethan down under over the years!