Lomonosov “Bridesmaid / Baskets” Pattern Teapot

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Just when I thought I have given my wallet a breather by not actively looking for teacups to buy, I saw a Lomonosov teapot being sold in a group selling site at Facebook. I immediately recognized the design as the "Bridesmaid" (or "Baskets") pattern that was first introduced in the '70s, and combines the following trademark designs of Lomonosov: the fishnet (but ... READ MORE

Imperial Porcelain’s Singing Garden

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Sharing with you my latest tea cup find:  the beautiful Singing Garden design from Imperial Porcelain Russia.  I bought this set of tea cup, saucer and cake plate from an Instagram reseller: @londontrolley.  It was an unscheduled purchase; I was just browsing through her Instagram feed when I saw this set on sale! The Singing Garden is a beautiful design by the celebrated ... READ MORE

From Russia with Love: Lomonosov Porcelain

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Here's another teacup story, originating all the way from Russia and with a colorful history to share, too. A teacup collector would not miss Lomonosov's Cobalt Net design because of this interesting fact: it was based on the blue net pattern painted into the porcelain dinnerware pieces of Catherine the Great (source). More than that, I think what makes owning a ... READ MORE