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Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Too Precious Little Rabbit Teaset

Some time ago a collection of toys went on show. That was the Buckingham Palace exhibition called "Royal Childhood". Nothing could be more delightful that the tiny pink tea set with all the pieces in the shape of rabbits! If such a mold for the porcelain could still exist or could be copied, I am sure not children, but grown-up collectors would love a set like that. And now that I think about it, I wonder if there were others girls at the time who had a set and looked so well after it?

Pink rabbit Tea Pot by Marie Theron. ZAR 650 or $65 plus shipping

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Here is my painting of the "I'm a little teapot"-rabbit. In the background I painted my interpretation of William Morris Larkspur wallpaper 1872, which makes the background much older than the tea pot which must be from the 1920's. Until about the 50's there were pink cups like that in everyone's kitchen. Who can remember this color? The design was painted in gouache and ink pens. The teapot is in oils. All on cartridge paper, mounted and shrink-wrapped for easy gifting.

I love this photo which shows off the scale of the miniatures
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