'Homemaker' was a range of mass-produced tableware that was extremely popular in the UK in the 1950s and 60s. Originally sold exclusively in Woolworth stores, the now iconic pattern was designed by Enid Seeney and manufactured by Ridgway Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent.
The first prototype was a single plate displayed on the Ridgway stand at the 1956 Blackpool trade fair where it attracted little interest. A prototype coffee set was then produced which was noticed by a buyer from Woolworths who placed an order for tea sets to be sold in five of its London stores. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Being so widely produced, little of the pieces are classed as rare nowadays but have now became extremely collectable the world over.
This lovely eight piece tea cup and saucer set is the perfect item for any friendly get together. In general good condition for its age with just the usual light surface wear and markings along with some crazing commensurate with age.
Each cup measures approximately 11cm long to the handle, 9cm in diameter and 7cm tall, while each saucer measures approximately 14cm in diameter and sits 2.5cm tall.