A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hand Painted Art Dec Teacup, Public Sculpture

Hello there! I am joining Teacup Thursday, Vintage Thingie Thursday and Share Your Cup Thursday!

If you have followed Antiques And Teacups for long, you know how I love the hand painted cups and saucers from the art deco era, 1910-1930s. And this recent estate find is a great example. The art deco design stylized floral is hand painted on black transfer that has been further decorated with raised enamel paint. I just love it!  

The teacup is part of the Dutchess line by E&B.L., or Edwards & Brown in Longton, Staffordshire England. The mark dates the cup and saucer from 1910-1933.  It is so fun to have a teacup with a raised design, although they need to be treated a bit more carefully, as the raised enamel can be damaged. But what a great art deco way to sip your tea!

I was thinking this morning about public sculpture. We have a lot in our area and wanted to share a few examples. This concrete and pebble octopus is on the beach in Port Angeles.

This is the beautiful bronze cormorant sculpture just down the beach. Their fishing antics and sleek silhouettes are ubiquitous in our area.

And these huge tulips are public sculpture in Bastion Square just off the Inner Harbour wall in Victoria, BC taken at 2 different times of day. Amazing!

I hope you have a great day...and weekend, although maybe I'll see you for Pink Saturday! I have a great pink teacup....
For more info on the art deco teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos!

The blogs I'm joining:

Teacup Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday

Share Your Cup Thursday


  1. Very neat old teacup. The coloring is unusual.

  2. You have a nice cup collection. The sculptures are interesting. Loved the tulip one.

  3. This is a beautiful teacup Ruth. I like the design on it. You do have some interesting sculptures in your area. I like the octopus.

  4. the sculptures are beautiful.
    Your tea cup has such an unusual pattern, always appreciate reading their history.

  5. That's such a beautiful teacup -- I imagine you do enjoy using it! The octopus sculpture is certainly different!

  6. Oh your cup is beautiful Ruth. Really interesting. I like the pattern on your...very pretty. Thanks for all the info you give. I have learned so much from you.
    Happy Fall.

  7. Hi Ruth,
    What a great find is that Art Deco cup and saucer! The decoration is beautiful and the raised enamel adds to its charm!
    The sculptures are beautiful and original.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your tea cup looks lovely
    and well taken cared of.

    I love seeing beautiful sculptures on the street.

  9. I love the octopus! None of our public sculptures around here arare that neat.


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