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Vintage, 1950's, French 'Gien Anémones' Tea Set.

$99

market:

Everyday

dimensions:

4.75" W x 5.5" H x 5.5" L

4.8 lbs

style:

French Country

materials:

Ceramic

Tiggy
Tiggy & Pip
Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray. With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011. Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.

Description

This is a pretty set of six, vintage 'GIEN Anémones' tea cups and saucers with a matching milk jug and sugar bowl with lid. If you are decorating a country cottage dresser or love the idea of recreating a 'traditional afternoon cream tea' for a summer garden party then this set is for you. Such a pretty way to serve tea, alongside your scones with jam and cream or slices of Victoria sponge. Ideal for 'shabby chic tea parties', their neutral color means they will look pretty with old roses and other vintage prints. They have an understated elegance which is refined and light. Glazed in antique white with a motif that has three delicate anemones in mauve, red and subtle, pale yellow on two-tone green leaves. The saucers are 14.5cms/ 5¾" diameter. The cups are 8.5cms/ 3 ¼"diameter at the top and 4.5cms/ 1¾" deep. The milk jug stands 14cms/ 5½" tall, and is 12cms/ 4¾" at its widest. The sugar bowl stand 6cms/ 2¼" tall and is 13cms/ 5" wide. Altogether they weigh 2.2kgs/ 4.8lbs. They are all in gorgeous condition, with no scratches, chips or cracks. There is some very slight tea staining to the underside of a couple of the cups (where they sit on the saucer) and the saucers have a slightly 'chippy' texture at the edges, this is due to the manufacturing process being of a ‘rough’ glaze style that produces glazing flaws. The name anemone comes from the Greek word for "windflower." According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite's tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. Thought to bring luck and protect against evil, legend has it that when the anemone closes its petals, it's a signal that rain is approaching. Still other mythology connects the anemone to magical fairies, who were believed to sleep under the petals after they closed at sunset. Perhaps it's because of this magical and prophetic tales that today in the language of flowers, anemones represent anticipation. Gien was founded in 1821 and is today the number one producer of the highest quality earthenware in France. .............let's get the bunting out!...... We ship FREE worldwide. Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France using La Poste's First Class 'Colissimo International' service or UPS Express. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured. We don't charge for packaging and should the worst happen we always refund or replace. Most orders ship the following business day. When we're extra busy, it may take up to 3 days. Once you have been notified of dispatch the delivery time frames are as follows: Europe: 1 - 5 working days. Rest of the World 5 -14 working days. Sign up at the bottom of the homepage on our website: https://www.tiggyandpip.com to receive our newsletter and discount/sales offers. Thanks for visiting, Tiggy x

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