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Tea, coffee and breakfast ware

ALVA cups and saucers are in Woods' classic OCTAGONAL shape, with a circular top rim. They were originally produced with a large crescent-shaped handle, but this was later modifed to the more commonly found 'London' style handle, as shown below.

Breakfast cup and saucer
cup: 4 ins,
2.5 ins high
scr: 6 ins



Coffee can & saucer
cup: 2 ins high,
2 ins (top rim)
scr: 4.5 ins


Slop bowl
(for tea leaves)

Octagonal, circular top rim
5.5 ins (top rim)
3 ins high



Small creamer
3 ins high
2.5 ins (opening)
4.75 ins (spout-handle)


Water or milk jugs

These are found in a range of sizes (measured to top of spout):
Large: 7 ins high
Med: 5.5 or 6 ins high
Small: 4.75 or 5 ins high

They are ocasionally found with removable weighted lids that open when poured (see photo L)


Sandwich or cake plate with 'ear' handles
8.75 x 10.25 ins

Impressed with date
stamp for 1935


Sandwich plate
12.75 x 6 ins


Cheese dish & cover
8.125 x 6.375 ins (base)
4 ins (top of handle)


Cover only
3.5 ins high


Toast rack
3.25 ins high
(middle arch)
6 x 3 ins (base)

NB: No patterrn is present on the toast rack, but the distinctive BORDER clearly identifies it as part of the ALVA range.

A rare item!


Egg cups
2.25 ins high
1.75 ins (top rim)

£15 each

Click here for COLOURED ALVA dinnerware -
plates, bowl, gravy boats, tureens, etc

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