… Lomonosov’s Guipure!
Many of you commented about my cup and saucer in my Blue Monday post from two weeks ago. I decided to tell you a little about the pattern (Guipure) on the cup and saucer for this week’s Blue Monday post:
The classic blue and white color combination in porcelain has many variations among the different patterns and manufacturers. While I love the different shades of blue (often in a more subdued tone) used in the English transferware, I also cannot resist the more vibrant and regal blue used by the Russian manufacturer, Lomonosov:
Guipure is a name applied to needlepoint and pillow laces made with gimp of fine wires whipped round with silk and cotton threads, in which the ground is made of ties or brides, rather a net. And Russia definitely has a long-standing lace-making history (since the 13th century). Can you spot the little Guipure lacy patterns:
I love to add things with historical meaning in my collection, and my Guipure pieces are definitely some of my prized treasures. Thanks for stopping by. Would you care to join me for a bit of coffee and some blueberry pie in these lovely Guipure pretties before you leave?