Old European porcelain

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TeaGrove
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Sat Jul 08, 2023 8:00 pm

@LeoFox Very nice :D ! The Royal Copenhagen musselmalet series dates back to 1775 according to their website.

Speaking of Copenhagen I took some photos when I was last in a museum there. I was in a hurry, snap, snap 📷

Examples of French teaware from the 1730- 50s.
Teapot, teacup and saucer, soft paste porcelain, 1730-40  Chantilly
Teapot, teacup and saucer, soft paste porcelain, 1730-40 Chantilly
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Teapot, soft paste porcelain, 1753, Vincennes
Teapot, soft paste porcelain, 1753, Vincennes
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I also got to see some of the 1720-30s Meissen in person.
Tea cups and saucers, 1725-30, Meissen
Tea cups and saucers, 1725-30, Meissen
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Sat Jul 08, 2023 10:15 pm

@TeaGrove

Thank you for further enriching this thread with the fruits of your travel!
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Fri Jul 14, 2023 5:52 am

Bok wrote:
Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:17 am
[…] Milk pitchers become tea pitcher etc.
This! I always keep an eye out for creamers to use as fair cups. A pity that a person only needs so many. Here's my current favourite in action.

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Arabia Singapore creamer by multaa, on Flickr

The Finnish (debatable: all production has been outsourced since 2016) ceramics company Arabia used to make coffee and tea sets in feldspar porcelain with a silly chinoiserie transfer pattern named "Singapore". By far not the oldest in this thread, this particular creamer was made between 1932–49 judging by the mark. There exists another version of the brown one with a gold rim. The kirin cup is unrelated.

"Singapore" was also available in blue, photo from Bukowskis.

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Another silly vintage chinoiserie thing I'd take any day is the "Tsinan" series by the (West) German factory Kaiser. No photos, since I don't have any!
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Fri Jul 14, 2023 8:24 pm

Welcome to the forum sheep.payday2 (that could use explaining).

I like the creamer. One can tire of so much blue & white. I also enjoy using teaware that was not made primarily for serving, as servers. Cheers
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Sat Jul 15, 2023 7:06 am

@Ethan Kurland veering off topic, but now that you ask, it's a video where a man yoinks a sheep into a car, in reference to a mission in a game, much in this manner:

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I spotted the phrase in a tag on a tram stop, and curiosity got the better of me. Don't get me wrong – I condemn all kinds of sheep abuse, but sheep have played an important role in my life and that's probably why I'm amused by absurd sheep situations.
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Sat Jul 15, 2023 2:27 pm

sheep.payday2 wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2023 7:06 am
Ethan Kurland veering off topic, but now that you ask, it's a video where a man yoinks a sheep into a car, in reference to a mission in a game, much in this manner:
Thanks for the explanation. Drawing was necessary because I never heard or read "yoinks".
I have enjoyed cheese & yougurt made of sheep's milk a few times. Really like it but cannot afford it often.
Cheers
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