Bradford Editions Limited Edition Tsar Saltan Teacup and Saucer Russian Legends

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  • Sold Date: May 22, 2014
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Bradford Exchange Limited Edition Tsar Saltan Teacup and Saucer
Tsar Saltan is the fifth in Russian Fairy Tales and Legends by Bradford Editions. "Tsar Saltan," Alexander Pushkin rhyme depicted in brilliant colors on dramatic black lacquerware. "Tsar Saltan" Fifth Set in the Russian Legends Teacup and Saucer collection Designed by Galina Alekseevna Zhirakova.
Three fair maidens, late one night,
Sat and spun by candlelight.
"Were our tsar to marry me,"
Said the eldest of the three,
"I would cook and I would bake -
Oh, what royal feasts I'd make."
Said the second of the three:
"Were our tsar to marry me,
I would weave a cloth of gold
Fair and wondrous to behold."
But the youngest of the three
Murmured: "If he married me -
I would give our tsar an heir
Handsome, brave, beyond compare."
At these words their chamber door
Gently creaked-and lo, before
These three maidens' very eyes
Stood their tsar, to their surprise...
For centuries since the medieval times the Master Artists of Palekh, Russia have created vivid miniature masterpieces on black lacquer lavished with gold. The first collectors series ever produced in Russia. A stunning display item.
The teacup boasts meticulous floral and filigree decoration throughout - even on the inside. Lavish 22
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