Tea Cup Shapes

There are so many different shapes of tea cup, it's sometimes difficult to remember what the shape is called. Below we show you all the different shapes and the name.


  AVON SHAPE

This shape has a wide opening which tapers to a footed base.


  CHELSEA SHAPE
This tea cup is footed and tapers down from a wide opening. Use for tea or coffee.


  COUNTESS SHAPE
A simple bowl shape tea cup which is footed.


  CORINTH SHAPE
A straight sided squat tea cup with a small foot. Best for coffee


  DAINTY SHAPE
This shape is slightly smaller than other shapes, often fluted opening and not footed.


  ELIZABETHAN SHAPE
This shape tapers and then widens before the foot. Ornate handle.


  GAINSBOROUGH SHAPE
This tea cup has straight sides which taper to a foot and an elaborate handle.


  HAMPTON SHAPE
This is a bowl shape cup ending in a small foot and elaborate handle.


  LYRIC SHAPE
Slightly fluted china which tapers down to a narrow bottom and no foot. Ornate handle.


MALVERN SHAPE
The most popular shape. Used a great deal by Royal Albert for their Old Country Roses,
Moonlight Rose, Silver Maple and many more cups.


  MONTROSE SHAPE
Wider tea cup sometimes ribbed body with understated foot.


  VICTORIA SHAPE
A smaller tea cup sometimes used for the coffee set. 
This cup widens out in the middle and ends in a foot. Ornate handle.