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Review: A Teacup Collection: Paintings of Porcelain Treasures by Molly Hatch


Hardcover, 120 pages
Expected publication: March 17th 2015 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books

The edition contains an essay by Kathleen Morris.

This little book will be a hit among teacup/china enthusiasts and those who like pretty books. Molly Hatch, in the introduction to the book, speaks about the inspiration behind this book. In her words, she did some research about china and porcelain and came across a catalogue from a museum or some such which contained paintings of the curated teacups. This led to her decision to do the same thing.

The book is basically paintings of a particular collection of teacups with some notes on who the artist was and which era/collection the teacup comes from. I enjoyed flipping through the book buuuut I think I would have enjoyed the book more had the paintings been accompanied by more information on where the teacup came from or some other tidbit that revealed just a little bit more about it. Still, the book is very pretty and a great coffee table book that can lead to conversations and afternoons scavenging for pretty teacups in antique stores.


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