Today I am again joining Kim on Teacup Tuesday. She has so many very beautiful teacups, and has been sharing them for several weeks.
My teacup was purchased last week when we traveled to mid Georgia. It was found at one of our last stops on the way home.
I always keep an eye out for a pretty new teacup when we travel. This one caught my eye. It is "Dolly Madison" by Castleton China made in USA!
I have never seen Castleton China before. Come to find out that Castleton was commissioned during the World War by Rosenthal China of Germany to produce Rosenthal shapes and patterns. In 1951 Shenango Pottery purchased all the stock of the Castleton China Co from Rosenthal. In 1970 production of Castleton China was stopped. In 1979 Shenango China Company was bought by Anchor Hocking Corporation.
Many sets of Castleton China were commissioned for the White House as a state service.
I so enjoy my teacups. It has been fun to find so many different and beautiful cups. My favorites are those made in England. I don't normally come across U.S.A. fine china. So this one is a special teacup to add to my collection.
Enjoy your day!
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