There is in Florence, Italy, a very particular art of mosaic. It is a mosaic composed of hard stones. We had visited, in Florence, a few years ago, the museum which is dedicated to it. We also bought, during a previous trip a work of the Scarpelli Mosaici. It took several months and many exchanges before Renzo Scarpelli could compose this unique work from one of my photos. The goal was to make it a unique and original birthday gift. It is the masterpiece of my collection.
Here is the photo of 'Tricolor' I took in Italy and which served as a model.
Villeroy & Boch plates
Every new year, between 1979 and 2002 (except for 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1988), Villeroy & Boch offered to their best customers a plate illustrated by a camellia. Their are 20 of them and we achieved to gather them all. Painting are by Nicolas Liez.
Villeroy & Boch trinkets
Six trinkets were also produced, more difficult to find, with the same drawings as plates.
The trinkets exist in three different sizes.
Mug Villeroy & Boch
A mug exists, C. sinensis
Coffee Pot Villeroy & Boch
Christmas tree decorations
A friend of mine, who has a real talent, hand painted these Christmas decorations inspired by the camellias that bloom in her garden. I'll let you admire the detail of the execution.
Porcelains coming from the Kutani pottery, Japan
The Kutani pottery is very famous in Japan. We really appreciate their creations. Some of them are signed by the artist who made them. Of course, all the items presented here represent camellias.
And other objects of this collection to complete, first a nice tray:
And the matching chopstick rest:
This one, below, is signed by the artist, Miroki Yoshida.
Another cup of the pottery.
Another object from the Kutani potery, this beautiful vase.
Cups brought from our trip in Japan.
These ones were sold by pair, which is quite frequent.
We also bought a small cup.
Bowls to enjoy Ramens.
With Camellia 'Anemoniflora'.
A coffee cup
A friend offered me this tea cup bought in Japan.
Another typical cup.
A small vase in memory of the Mostra of Cannero Riviera (VB) (2017)
With Camellia 'Tricolor', from Germany.
A friend offered me this one, realized by a french artist.
In the same series, a jam funnel.
Another pretty Japanese cup.
A small and nice box.
Coins and medals
This coin was produced in 1999, for the KunMing Gardening Expo (China), diameter 4 cm
Bronze medal of the Porto's camellia show, 1994, diameter 8 cm
Medal of the Società Italiana della Camelia, 1965, diameter 5 cm
Photos Luc Dhaeze
1972 stamps, coming from Albania.
1979 stamps, coming from China.
1997 stamp, coming from Monaco.
1934 stamp, Xth camellia festival, Locarno, Switzerland.
1992 stamps, coming from New-Zealand.
1981 envelop, coming from Fort Valley, Georgia, USA.
Card from the 29th Mostra Nazionale della Camellia - Verbania.