I like these glasses just because they're blue, and remind me of sea glass, or something that might wash up on a beach. They also remind me a passage from one of my favorite books, Virginia Nicholson's Among The Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939. Referring to Iris Tree's carefully crafted description of her fashionably louche studio, "Note the blue plates, for example, which would have had tremendous shock value when this was written around 1916. Even in the twenties debutantes like Mary Clive and her friends were scandalised by the 'aesthetic' young men at Oxford -- apparently the lay about on divans all day and went in for blue china -- 'enough to make anyone feel queer.'" How sublime!
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