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

The 2015 Year-End Survey

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Thank you Aggie for tagging me!  I had fun (and lots of realizations) after filling out this survey.  Sobrang late ko nga lang natapos (2016 na!) but I think it's not too late to share this. ************************************* What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Swim with sea turtles at Apo Island in Dumaguete! Did you keep your new year’s ... 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