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Elizabethan china Prince Edward Island Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Elizabethan china Prince Edward Island Tartan cup and saucer. Another lovely Tartan design by Elizabethan. This one features the Prince Edward Island Tartan. We have 2 of these. One has ’10’ on the cup, the other has ’11’. We combine shipping so if you buy both we will refund the shipping cost for the one.
.....SOLD.....Royal Albert Cape Breton Island Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Albert Cape Breton Island Tartan cup and saucer. Beautiful set by Royal Albert!
Duchess China Elliot Clan Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Duchess China Elliot Clan Tartan cup and saucer. Very nice and stately set with the tartan, crest and motto of the Elliott Clan. Has ’Approved by the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs’ on the bottom.
Royal Grafton Campell Clan Tartan decorated condiment dish. $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Grafton Campell Clan Tartan decorated condiment dish. Lovely little condiment by Royal Grafton has the Campell Clan Tartan swatches and crests highlighted with sprays of pink heather I believe.
Cape Breton Island Tartan pen tray English Bone China $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Cape Breton Island Tartan pen tray English Bone China. Narrow pen tray with the Cape Breton Island Tartan design.

 

 Tartan Items

     Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven cloth, but now they are used in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. (Tartan is also known as plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder or a blanket.)

Tartan is made with alternating bands of coloured (pre-dyed) threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The weft is woven in a simple twill, two over - two under the warp, advancing one thread each pass. This forms visible diagonal lines where different colours cross, which give the appearance of new colours blended from the original ones. The resulting blocks of colour repeat vertically and horizontally in a distinctive pattern of squares and lines known as a sett.

The Dress Act of 1746 attempted to bring the warrior clans under government control by banning the tartan and other aspects of Gaelic culture. When the law was repealed in 1782, it was no longer ordinary Highland dress, but was adopted instead as the symbolic national dress of Scotland.

Until the middle of the nineteenth century, the highland tartans were associated with regions or districts, rather than by any specific clan. This was due to the fact that tartan designs were produced by local weavers for local tastes and would tend to make use of the natural dyes available in that area. The patterns were simply different regional checked-cloth patterns, where of the tartans most to one's liking - in the same way as people nowadays choose what colours and patterns they prefer in their clothing. Thus, it was not until the mid-nineteenth century that specific tartans became associated with Scottish clans or Scottish families, or simply institutions who are (or wish to be seen as) associated in some way with a Scottish heritage.

It is generally stated that the most popular tartans today are the Black Watch (also known as Old Campbell, Grant Hunting, Universal, Government) and Royal Stewart. Today tartan is no longer limited to textiles but is used on non-woven mediums, such as paper, plastics, packaging, and wall coverings.

 

 

 

 

Adderly Nova Scotia Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Adderly Nova Scotia Tartan decorated cup and saucer. Lovely set featuring the Tartan and crest of Nova Scotia.
Adderley Nova Scotia Tartan decorated cream and sugar $15
Click Here for Product Details! Adderley Nova Scotia Tartan decorated cream and sugar. Great addition to the Adderley Nova Scotia tartan cup and saucer. We always combine shipping on multiple purchases.
Crown Prince British Columbia Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Crown Prince British Columbia Tartan cup and saucer. Beautiful English made set featuring the British Columbia Tartan and the BC flower.
Elizabethan Nova Scotian Tartan cream and sugar $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Elizabethan Nova Scotian Tartan cream and sugar. Nice cream and sugar from Elizabethan.
.....SOLD.....Royal Albert Cape Breton Island Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Albert Cape Breton Island Tartan cup and saucer. Beautiful set by Royal Albert!
Adderley New Brunswick Tartan decorated cup and saucer $20
Click Here for Product Details! Adderley New Brunswick Tartan decorated cup and saucer. Almost identical to the other Adderley set with this design. The names on the bottom are different in hue.
Adderley New Brunswick Tartan cup and saucer $20
Click Here for Product Details! Adderley New Brunswick Tartan decorated cup and saucer. Charming cup and saucer featuring the Tartan and crest of New Brunswick. Slightly different than the other Adderley cup and saucer.
Royal Albert New Brunswick Tartan decorated cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Albert New Brunswick Tartan decorated cup and saucer. Very colectible!
English made New Foundland Tartan salt and pepper $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! English made New Foundland Tartan salt and pepper.
Royal Albert New Brunswick Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Albert New Brunswick Tartan cup and saucer. Gorgeous cup and saucer by Royal Albert, this set features the New Brunswick Tartan design.
Elizabethan china New Brunswick Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Elizabethan china New Brunswick Tartan cup and saucer. Lovely design with the New Brunswick Tartan pattern. Has ’The Loomcrofters’ Rd 1959’ on the bottom.
.....SOLD.....Royal Adderley New Foundland Tartan 4 piece tea set $35
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Adderley New Foundland Tartan 4 piece tea set. Marvellous set of cup and saucer, bread plate and cake plate all decorated with the hard to find New Foundland Tartan. Beautiful! Note that the marks shown on the cup are firing flaws and not cracks.
.....SOLD.....Royal Stafford Davidson Clan Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Stafford Davidson Clan Tartan cup and saucer. Beautiful set from Royal Stafford this features the Davidson Clan Tartan and crest highlighted by a dusting of gold around the rim.
.....SOLD.....Clare china small bowl with berry like flowers on a tartan cloth decoration $8
Click Here for Product Details! Clare china small bowl with berry like flowers on a tartan cloth decoration. Nice little bone china bowl with a Scottish look to it, even though it is English made by Clare. It has a gold trimmed scalloped rim. A nice little bowl about 4 3/4" in diameter by 1" tall.
.....SOLD.....Royal Grafton 4 piece tea or place setting with the McDonald Tartan $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Grafton 4 piece tea or place setting with the McDonald Tartan. Four piece setting of a handle-less bowl or cup, one saucer, one cake plate and one server plate. All have the McDonald Tartan on them and are made by Royal Grafton.
.....SOLD.....Royal Albert Nova Scotia Tartan decorated server plate $20
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Albert Nova Scotia Tartan decorated server plate. Marvellous, 10" across, serving plate with handles featuring the Tartan of Nova Scotia. This would look fantastic with the other Nova Scotia Tartan items I have on sale.
.....SOLD.....Adderley Nova Scotia Tartan decorated cup and saucer $20
Click Here for Product Details! Adderley Nova Scotia Tartan decorated cup and saucer. Another fine Adderley Nova Scotia Tartan set, this one a cup and saucer combination. We always combine shipping on multiple purchases.
.....SOLD.....Royal Adderly Alberta Tartan Tea set $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Adderly Alberta Tartan Tea set. A gorgeous tea set by Royal Adderly china. Consists of a large teapot, 2 cake plates, a cream and sugar and a cup and saucer. We are listing this as a set but we could sell items seperately if desired. Contact us for a quote. You will save considerably by buying as set.
.....SOLD.....Windsor cup and saucer with a tartan rim and image of Windsor castle. $15
Click Here for Product Details! Windsor cup and saucer with a tartan rim and image of Windsor castle. Nice cup and saucer with a tartan rim inside the cup and around most of the saucer. A souvenir of Windsor castle maybe, this has an image of the Royal residence and perhaps the official flower on the back.
.....SOLD.....Adderley Nova Scotia Tartan decorated tea pot. $30
Click Here for Product Details! Adderley Nova Scotia Tartan decorated tea pot. Another fine Adderley Nova Scotia Tartan piece, this is the teapot. We always combine shipping on multiple purchases. Make an offer for the entire set of tea pot, cream and sugar and the cup and saucer.
.....SOLD.....Royal Albert McDonald Clan Tartan cup and saucer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Albert McDonald Clan Tartan cup and saucer. Lovely colours and design from the Royal Albert Scottish Clans series.