Charlotte Bronte Tea cup and saucer

Charlotte Bronte Tea cup and saucer

The British Library, in conjunction with William Miller, has created a collection of tableware that draws from its extensive manuscript library. The crockery, called the Great Works collection, features passages of writing from original manuscripts of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oscar Wilde, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Hardy and Mozart. (The Bronte tea cup and saucer, above, was one of my favorites. And the offerings from Elizabeth Barrett Browning might make a great Valentine's gift for the English major on your list!)