1960's Taylor Smith Taylor Bachelor Button Teacups - Versatile Shape - Set of Two
Bachelor button - a very hardy annual - is a mainstay in the garden, so sturdy and easily pleased that anyone can grow it anywhere. The Complete Guide to Garden Flowers, 1961
Just like the amenable real-life equivalent, this pair of bachelor button teacups offers casual style and an effortless ability to coordinate with many different colors. Bachelor button flowers are known by several other names - cornflower, ragged robin, and blue bottle to name a few. This dish pattern is also known by a few names too - Versatile, which refers to the dish shape, TST - which is the abbreviation for its manufacturer Taylor Smith Taylor, and also Boutiniere - which is a similar pattern to Bachelor Button but is it's own separate design and line of dishware altogether.
Versatile launched at Taylor Smith Taylor in the 1950s. It featured smooth shapes and rimless edges for a more modern, sleeker look unlike anything the pottery had produced before. Bearing many different patterns within this style, the Versatile Bachelor Button pattern debuted in the 1960's and was offered in full sets of matching dishes up to 93 pieces.
These teacups originally came with matching saucers, but somewhere along the course of history the saucers separated from their companions and left these two to travel through time on their own. Thanks to their pedestal style, these two cups look handsome all on their own though. Not as dainty as most vintage teacups, these bachelor buttons possess a larger bowl and more substantial shape making them ideal for use as coffee cups too.
- Colors include light grey, dark grey, silver, teal, pink, aqua
- Unmarked on bottom
- Matching set of two
- Edged in silver around the rims and striped with silver on the handles
In flawless vintage condition. No chips, cracks, spots, or stains.
These cups coordinate beautifully with this set of small plates for a fun and colorful mix and match table displays.