Tuesday, August 4, 2009

little cups

I guess it makes sense for little "cups" to follow tiny "platters"!...
and the ones below are quite diverse in style and temperament... but they are all "precious" in their own way and I couldn't resist when I came upon each one of them!

bronze cup with a pattern of fleur-de-lis and the three royal animals around the sides in relief;
pre-1950's, found at the St-Ouen flea market, Paris
[6 cm high x 4.5 cm wide]

royal porcupine

royal ermine

royal salamander


silver baby cup on 3 balled feet, with the entire alphabet etched around the rim;
partially engraved marks "HOTEL DE PARIS" on both sides,
[it is claimed to be from the Hotel de Paris in Monaco]
pre-1950's, found at the Porte-de-Vanves flea market, Paris
[7 cm high x 6.5 cm wide at the top]



miniature silver-plated pedestal "champagne bucket",
with lion's heads and rings handles
pre-1950's, [I know this is English, but I am pretty sure I had found it in France!]
[7.5 cm high x 6.5 cm wide at the top/ 4.5 cm wide at the base]


detail of lion's head and ring handle

embossed on the bottom


Anonymous said...

Hi, How much did the mini champagne bucket sell for? I am looking for something similar! Thanks!

Gina V said...

I believe it went for CAD$80.
I will let you know if I find another - thanks for your interest!