Vintage Independence Ironstone Teacup and Saucer - Old Orchard Pattern - 1960s Interpace China
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. Henry James
Between the years of 1962 and 1976, this teacup and saucer were made in Japan. The pattern was called Old Orchard and the manufacturer was Interpace, also known as International Pipe and Ceramics Corporation. The Old Orchard pattern, a combination of pears, strawberries and cherries mixed in with flowers, was part of Interpace's Independence Ironstone line which featured dishes that contained a unique eight-sided hexagon shape that harkened back to a popular style of dinnerware from the 1700's. With its bat-wing style handle, fluted cup and crazing lines on the saucer, this tea-time pair is a visually interesting combination of both modern and historic details.
- Matching cup and saucer
- Old Orchard pattern
- Colors include pink, yellow, sage, pale blue and pale evergreen
- Stamped on bottom with maker's mark
Beautiful condition! No chips or cracks. Light crazing marks on saucer.
Saucer measures 6" inches x 6" inches. Cup measures 3.5" inches in diameter x 3.5" inches height.
Because the shape was modeled after centuries-old ironstone dishware, this set is a beautiful match for antique ironstone collections. The colors also look lovely with this vintage embroidered tea towel.