Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cupid Imprisoned

I thought I'd share some transferware for Valentines Day.  

First is this plate by Enoch Wood and Sons, circa 1825 called Cupid Imprisoned or Cupid Behind Bars.

Next is another deep cobalt plate by Adams, also dating to about 1825 from the scarcely found Cupid Series.   The scene is called "Cupid and Venus holding a Garland".

And this darling cup plate, from a childs toy china set, depicting Cupid riding on the wings of two swans.  The pattern name is Voyagers and is believed to signify a deep meaning in the imagery that swans mate for life and are traditional symbols of love and fidelity.  

And how about some transferware hearts?  These pendants are all made from transferware pieces.

Here's the perfect tray to hold all those chocolates you're going to get. 
 From Spode,  this reads:
Love wasn't put in your heart to stay,
Love isn't love till you give it away.

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
  ~Robert Browning~


  1. Oh I love the transferware with cupid scenes...didn't know the little guy had been incarcerated before!!! Those transferware hearts are TDF!! Where does a girl get one of those?? Always a treat to visit you Nancy! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Miss Bloomers

  2. I love the transferware! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

    Mrs. Delightful

  3. Those pendants are so pretty and unique!
    Love all your transfer ware!

  4. Beautiful china and lovely sentiments, Nancy. The charms are my favorite—so pretty! Thank you for sharing them and Happy Valentines Day.

  5. A lovely article for Valentine's Day. I <3 Transferware!

  6. I love that last piece~wish it were in purple or that pale asiatic blue pheasant color...

  7. Nancy, the small tray with its sweet message is my favorite.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your valentine. ~ Sarah

  8. Thank you for sharing such intriguing pieces. What beautiful pieces of history.

  9. Lovely! The pendants are beautiful!

  10. The first cupid plate is just too great for words. It makes my chest hurt, love it

    I am in love with all the beautiful transferware dishes you show

  11. Just love the cupid imprisoned! The hearts are beautiful too. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

  12. Nancy:

    You have some amazing dishes. I've never seen cupid on transferware.I've seen ads for the transferware jewelry in magazines and have been tempted but never purchased.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. You always have the most amazing pieces, Nancy! The cupids are so fun for Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Seeing Cupid in the slammer is a little unsettling, but it sure makes for an interesting plate! I really love the one with the swans! Thanks so much for sharing these with us!


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