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Queen Anne Yellow Roses

Queen Anne bone china, footed tea cup and saucer – Yellow Roses pattern.

Anne (1665-1714) was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (which changed to Queen of Great Britain and Ireland under the Acts of Union, when England and Scotland merged as a single state) from 1702 until her death in 1714. She married Prince George of Denmark in 1683, but despite being pregnant over 17 times (and giving birth 12 times), she died with no living heir.

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This tea cup belonged to my Grandmother, who always loved yellow roses. It was produced by Shore & Coggins Limited of Longton, England. The firm, Shore & Coggins Limited of Longton, England dates back to 1887. It was in the late 1940’s that the Queen Anne trade name was introduced and was used until the firm closed in 1966.

The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity. – Dorothea Dix