Elegantly dainty these cups sit in the glass fronted cupboard, the pattern is wisteria flowers with what looks like pinks on a background of gold. Porcelain so thin you see through them, they belonged to my mother-in-law all those years ago. She had inherited them from her parents, her father being the Dutch ambassador to China in the 19th century. There has been one or two breakages over the year, they came in a black box lined with red silk, as I doodle through my photos memories are brought up.
LS restored a large 16th Chinese box a couple of years ago, they held books, black pages if I remember correctly with gold writing, it was to make an appearance in one of the exhibitions at the British Museum..
|This is the magical 10 year old paste being stirred for use|