A Very Special Mother’s Day Gift

This unique collection of 3 different sets of teacups and saucers, with different symbols on the cup and saucer, would make a wonderful gift for mom this Mother’s Day. We’ve included a bit of information should Mom decide she’d like to try to read her own tea leaves. Hurry in, we only have this one group of 3 sets, which is the total series created for Red Rose Tea in the 1960s. (We do not have the booklet that described the reading of tea leaves that originally came with them.)

There were three white tea cups with gold designs in the series of fortune telling cups, numbered 1, 2, and 3 on the bottom of each cup and saucer. They were manufactured in England by Taylor, Smith, and Taylor of fine bone china. A small illustrated booklet about tea leaf reading accompanied them.

from Wikipedia
Red Rose teacup and saucer - Cup of Fortune #2

This beautiful and unique set of symbol cups and saucers consists of three cups and three saucers. They’re made of white bone china marked with 22k gold trim, each designated by a number on the bottom. A single cup and saucer are only part of the set, with the cups and the saucers both backstamped with their numbers

  • Tea Cup #1 – Key, Ship, Eagle, Boot, Grapes, Eggs.
  • Saucer  #1 – Lily, Triangle, Circle, Acorn Woman, Sun, Ring. 
  • Tea Cup #2 –  House, Anchor, Heart, Bush, Cloverleaf, Bird.
  • Saucer  #2 –  Cloud, Star, Rose, Moon, Fish, Lion, Tree.
  • Tea Cup #3 – Horseshoe, Wheel, Crown, Drum, Fan, Guitar.
  • Saucer  #3  – Chair, Comet, Bridge, Apple, Barrel, Bell, Butterfly.
Red Rose teacup and saucer - Cup of Fortune set #3

Interested in Tasseography?

The reading of tea leaves is what makes these beautiful sets so very special. In the link below the quote, you can learn about the meaning of the various symbols. Or you can visit THIS LINK from Allure.com

Also known as reading coffee or reading tea leaves, tasseography is a divination practice dating back thousands of years. Over this time, many symbols and interpretations have been built up.

from TheSpruceEats
Sample of the markings on the Red Rose Tea - Cup of Fortune - teacup and saucer sets
Each of the 3 sets are marked to match cup and saucer.

This beautiful and unique set will surely be chosen as a gift for someone’s very special Mom. If you’re interested, hurry in. Remember, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8, 2022. And yes, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.

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