Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Francois et Mimi Porcelain Espresso Set

Omg these are the most elegant looking espresso cups ever,great for coffees and teas.
Made of High-Quality Porcelain
  • Each Cup Holds 3-4oz
  • Lead-free Product

  • Great for entertaining and even decorating your table.
    Matches any d├ęcor
    The suddenly massive availability of Chinese porcelain and its unique material characteristics from the 17th to the 18th
    century in North‐West Europe. Porcelain was collected not only for its utility but mainly as an ornament.The ownership of fine porcelain ‘evoked the glories of mercantile expansion,demonstrating how the foreign had been brought at home, transformed, possessed’ andtherefore showed the family status related to its participation in this achievement.
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    In theNetherlands, porcelain was initially set on a finely carved wooden rack or in a small glassfronted cupboard on the wall, mention of which is already to be found in an inventory of 1615. The collections were also placed on top of cupboards or attached to the wall. In thesecond half of the 17
    th
    century, the ‘China closets’ became fashionable as purely decorativepieces.
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    Among the wealthy European families tea ware was separated from the rest of kitchenware, kept and displayed where it was consumed, often in a closet in the drawingroom. Some rich families would redesign their houses, setting a tea room between thedrawing and the dinning room (Chinese decorated) for women to have tea far from mendrinking alcohol in the dinning room
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    Francois et Mimi Set of 4 High-fire Pure White Porcelain Espresso Cup and Saucer
    Francois et Mimi Set of 4 High-fire Pure White Porcelain Espresso Cup and Saucer

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