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China and Dinnerware3274 of 4716Aynsley Cup and Saucer Sets w/Decorated Cup Interiorsold antique tea cup
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Posted 5 years ago


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This bowl belonged to my mother's mother who died many years before I was born. After my grandfather died, my parents bought his house from the estate and we moved in. It was a big arts & crafts home that my grandfather had built in which my mother grew up and now I was going to grow up there as well. The estate had been settled, all property divided, and everyone had taken what they wanted. While poking around in the basement and the things no one had wanted, I found this bowl (and the rose one next to it) just sitting on a shelf collecting dust. My mother shrugged her shoulders and just left them there (along with several other pieces of Limoges and crystal) for 20 or so years until one night she told me to find a box and pack them up (which I did at lightening speed). Although I never met my grandmother, I believe it was from her I inherited my appreciation of how beautiful and precious a "simple" plate or bowl can be. I cherish them dearly and those who created their graceful elegance to be enjoyed so many years later.


  1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 5 years ago
    It's great that you have these family heirlooms, and that you are cherishing them. The bowl is beautiful!
  2. maryh1956 maryh1956, 5 years ago
    I just looked up the maker's mark- Martial Redon, this particular mark was used between 1882-96
  3. PresentBeautyFromThePast, 4 years ago
    Mary, thank you for that information. It makes sense, as my mother would be 96 (having had me late in life), and her mother was also older when she was born. I would like to come back in 115 years and see what survives from today's disposable society. I will also be posting the other pieces later tonight, but in other catagories.

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