How Art Deco quietly conquered sophisticated tradition – Radford 1930s

During the years of the Art Deco movement, in the 1920s and 1930s, many radical teacups were designed. But of course not everyone was ready for that radical change, so Art Deco started to quietly conquer the traditional taste of the sophisticated classes. This teacup is a great example; the designΒ is very 1930s with its slightly tapered shape, and the pattern is a band that looks very traditional with its dark blue and gilt motif – but when you look carefully, it is all geometric and very much looking like Art Deco! I have three of these available, plus a fourth with a slight hairline that I’ll add for free if you buy all three. You can find the listing here in my Vintage shop.

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