Vintage Royal Sealy Tea cup & saucer…

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in the blogger tea parties… I’ve been so focused on the gardens here at Fishtail Cottage rather than anything indoors.  I thought maybe I should feature my tea cup collection individually with you…

Today I will share this gorgeous three footed tea cup & saucer bearing the mark by Royal Sealy in Japan. Most of my cups and saucers are not marked so it’s a joy to be able to share this one with you! The inside of the cup is ‘mother of pearl’ with a soft yellow in color with gold sponge like edge. The entire cup has a opalescent luster finish.

Cup measures 3.5 inches & saucer is 5 3/4 inches.

Research refers that this cup and saucer may be from the 1940’s.  Please do share if you have more information on my Royal Sealy tea cup.


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Unknown said…
There is a wonderful book on teacups. You can find it in the antique guide reference books in antique malls that sell these kinds of books or Barnes & Noble. Worth every penny.

Love your teacup.

Have a wonderful week ~
Pamela Gordon said…
What a beautiful and unusual teacup! Very pretty.
Suz said…
Lovely teacup. Have some myself.
Ricki Treleaven said…
I love the golden color of the teacup. Stunning!
That is an unusual and pretty teacup!
Have a great week!
It's delightful,I don't know what it is about tea cups but they are a joy to look at and use, don't you think? Looking forward to seeing the rest of your collection. xx
Bonnie K said…
That is quite the cup! I can tell you feel the same way about tea cups that I do about coffee cups. I have to say your header is absolutly perfect! Every photo is enchanting. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Rozmeen said…

How are you?
What a beautiful set!

xoxox Rozmeen
Suffia said…
Lovely teacup. Love the details.

Darla said…
Stunning set here and I love the little feet on the cup!
What a lovely set! Royal Sealy made some great ones. The set actually dates somewhere between 1954 when the Occupied Japan era ended and the end of the 1960s. A great find!
Southerncook said…
You have a lovely blog and that tea cup is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it. I also read about your friend and her story about melanoma. I found a melanoma on my face which was removed and facial reconstruction done about a year and a half ago. I now go every three months to be checked. The story you posted is so very important.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook
Barb said…
Just completely stunning!!

Barb ♥
whow, what a outstanding design. The yellow shines golden and the golden decoration makes it even nicer. Love the shape, too. Really an interesting item.
Best greetings, Johanna
Unknown said…
I think that may be the prettiest tea cup and saucer I've ever seen! Just lovely.
Simply stunning. That is the most magnificent teacup and saucer. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty
What a beautiful teacup! I love the shape of it as well as the colour and the iridescent glaze on it. Very unusual and very pretty! Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time.

Burlap Luxe said…
Hi Tracie, its such a charming tea cup/saucer, its great to have a sopt of tea in such a pretty set :) it makes the tea that much better!

Thank you for the history on this post and for your beautiful visit to my French grey and birdcages.
I have listed 2 more on my esty and one has sold. I to love the one you love, and it was so fun creating them.

Have a beautiful day!
Oh and did you notice the fluted zinc galvanized bottom on the birdcage? It is a vintage bottom to a chicken feeder, you with your coop and chickens I thought you might have been charmed by that one as well!

Keep inspiring your beauty over here, would love to see anything new you have added to your home decor!!
Jewel Sauls said…
That teacup is gorgeous! I absolutely love it. I also have a small tea cup collection which I inherited. Will enjoy seeing yours individualy!
Funny isn't it that we are usually talking gardens!! LOL!!
LOVE this sweet tea cup!! So very pretty and I aodre the colors!!

Terri said…
What a gorgeous 3 footed cup! I love the color of yellow and the mother of pearl inside. So gorgeous!
I bet your gardens are really looking beautiful now. Have fun!
Unknown said…
A very pretty set! : )
Hi: I have the exact cup. It is so pretty. It is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha
Unknown said…
I love this design so much that I have started collecting this specific 'scalloped' style. I have a total of 6 and none of them have the same gold design, which I love. Always looking to expand my collection, if you're willing to sell. It is beautiful and definitely a rare find. You are very lucky, treasure it!
I know this thread is a little old but I just bought this same pattern in green, from a 50 year estate sale. The seller made mention of this being from the 40's as well.
Hi there - How do you find resources on identifying markings on tea cups?? I have one that looks similar to this style (the handle and the gold paint) but is different colorings. The marking is just a coat of arms and an "M" in it. Nothing I find on the net references it. Please help! email me at
momdoodle said…

looking for more info on my Cup and saucer when I came across your beautiful set. I have a set in pink and gold. Different motive but same design exactly. Gift from my mother and from her mother. Thanks for sharing.
Unknown said…
I have one as well if u wanted a matching set
Unknown said…
I also have one of the same, and another tea cup and saucer light green in color. handed down from family.... I would sell but not sure how to go about it. They have been tucked away quite awhile.... So, for the fun of it, with a different old cup and saucer....I made hot tea and for the first time since I was a child and used a tea cup and saucer and yeah, maybe it did taste better, but in the back of my mind I could see myself and my Grandmother sitting at her table and hear these words she said to me," Becareful, now take that spoon out of that cup before you poke your eye out with it. That's what the saucer is for!" Yep,for sure, that was the best tea ever......... Sharon

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