The final day of Colour week... red.
This is my favourite tea cup (I've got three of them), it's Wade fiestaware from the 1960s.
Wade are still going, they make little ceramic collectables - I remember collecting the whimsies animals when I was a kid. Pretty sure they don't make tableware any more, though... I'm not overly surprised: the colour and design is wonderful but the saucer's got big old ring marks from the jigger it was made on and the glaze is pretty uneven. But I like that you can see the hand of the maker(s).
To see the rest of the week's tour of Staffordshire ceramics in my house:
Blue willow pattern (Burleigh)
Black and white cereal bowl (Portmeirion)
Brown floor tiles (Minton)
White sink (Twyfords)