Friday, November 4, 2011

Demittasse Cup Oil Original Painting

8" x 10" Oil on Board

"Tea & Blossoms"

This painting is an overhead view of an antique demittasse cup and saucer. I liked the unusual shape of the pieces so I chose this set to go along with the light floral cutting. Demittasse is a French word for "half cup" and the cups are normally used for Turkish coffee or espresso.

They are also a collectable. The 2008 Guinness book of world records records the Ipswich city councel's Mayor has a collection of 1500 cups. Most who collect these have much smaller collections. I always enjoyed looking at my Grandmother's collection. So small and delicate and beautifully decorated.

I chose to name the painting "Tea and Blossoms" because it sounded better than demittasse and blossoms. You could drink a half cup of tea in a demittasse cup and no one would mind.

This painting is done on a 1/4" thick board with slots in the back ready to hang.

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1 comment:

maddyrose said...

This is a beautiful piece. The colors are wonderful and the shape of the cup and saucer is quite unusual.