Royal Winton Mottled Ware was first produced during the war years, 1939+. It was occasionally used on the molded flower patterns instead of the pastel colorings. Hibiscus is one of the molded flower patterns. It was introduced in the early 1950s from the Honey Lily mold. The difference is in the hand painting of the flower. Hibiscus flowers are pale pink shading to dark pink - see additional picture below. Honey Lily is pink with yellow streaks and brown mottling. Our authentic Royal Winton Pink Hibiscus Mottled Tea Cup & Saucer is dated by its mark to 1950-1963. Although the color of this set is considered pink, we would describe it as ruby. The cup and saucer are in fair to good condition with clear colors, minor wear to the gold edging, heavy crazing/tea staining to cup, and no chips, cracks or repairs. We include a card with the maker, pattern name when known, any history we can ascertain and the approximate age of the set. It makes a lovely gift!