It's a little-known fact that when Victorian ladies had done with their cup and saucer after tea, they simply threw them into the sea in a fit of anarchy. That's why there's so much worn-down willow pattern china on our beaches; I found these fragments on the beach at Whitby this week.
Guests invited for a Sunday roast round mine will have it served on this almost-plate. Nope, I'm not going to glue the bits together. That is what gravy's for.