May I Refill Your Cup?

10 09 2011

In today’s world of plastic toys and the out-of-control monsters that smash them around and call that ‘play’, it is difficult to imagine a time in which children were entrusted with fragile, lovely and special possessions.  This tea set, made in Japan during the 1920s, is a reminder of such times.  Delicate, emblazoned with pyramids and other symbols of a magical far-away land, it has passed unscathed from countless young owners to this much older, but no less appreciative one.

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