Gzhel Tea Cup and Saucer “Tulip”. This is a vintage hand-painted porcelain teacup and saucer with a glossy dark rich blue cobalt base. This teacup has an elegant baby blue flower that was magnificently sculpted with whirling brush strokes, with a thin golden twirling plating which brings out the graceful texture of the orchid blooming outward. The saucer has a cobalt blue base with a wonderful replica on the surface of the saucer with a variety of orchids painted and scattered across the almost circular saucer.
Work: hand-painting, cobalt underglaze, overglaze, gold plating
Saucer Diameter: 150mm