Once again, dear readers I shall talk about my teacups. This time we have one of my personal favorites, the Lomonosov royal blue set. I only own cups and plates from this series and would certainly be glad to have atleast a pot to match.
As you can see the shape of this cup is simpler than the cup from the net set I shared with you earlier, but what this lacks in shape it makes up with gilding.
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This cup has quite a wide gilded border around its rim. The border is quite intriquate which adds to the cup's charm and gives a regal feeling, combined with the blue. The glaze on this cup is quite polished making it even more striking.
The handle of the cup follows the same rules of simplicity of shape and has no gilding. It's quite easy to grasp and feels nice on your hand.
The plate of this set is quite simple in shape too and has a narrower version of the border motif on its rim. The white on the middle matches beautifully to the white inside of the cup.
And finally here is the stamp of this set. As in the net set it's again sort of reddish brown and again we see that it's made in USSR. I really love this Lomonosov stamp. The monogram on top is so delicate looking and dainty.
Until next time with some more Asian cups!