Monday, March 27, 2017

Lily of the Valley Teacup


Today I am featuring my only Lily of the Valley teacup. The other cups you see further down on the page are from the web.
This one has a pearlescent glaze and was part of a cup of the month series, made in Japan in the 1960's. Some may have been made in the 1950's.  It is interesting how prolific the teacup industry was  even in the "modern" era of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Brides were still "choosing their China patterns" from Royal Albert. It was of great importance, if you remember, so these cups were being produced new, at the time.
It is a footed cup.
Lily of the Valley is likened to Christ, in the Bible, along with the Rose of Sharron.  

This is a painting by Paul de Longpre, a French man who lived in California, perhaps best known for his yard long paintings of flowers. His son followed in his artistic footsteps.
More lily of the valley cups from the web:





Lily of the Valley fabric from an artist, Paula Arndt, from Spoonflower, a site that produces fabric from art and photos.
It is not necessary to find rare antique cups with the pattern of your choice. New cups are created with the same artwork, and you can find them at places like Roses and Teacups online.

From Pinterest: 
Lily of the Valley is one of the preferred flowers for wedding bouquets in royal weddings in England:



5 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Another beautiful post, Lydia. The teacup is so nice and reminds me of the ones my mother had in her china cabinet years ago.
Our real lilies-of-the-valley are sending up buds and will be in bloom soon.
Have a great week.

God's Grace Overflows said...

Lily of the Valley is such a beautiful flower. And your tea cup is lovely!

Hope you have a delightful week Lydia!

Hugs, Amy

Macho's Bride said...

Was fascinated with the *footed* teacup along with the glaze inside. I was thinking mother of pearl. Thanks for the link for locating teacups!

Lynn Maust said...

Oh my....these are magnificent renditions of the Lily of the Valley!

Christine said...

Lily of the Valley remind me of our wedding. They were the flowers we used.

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