Sunday, 26 October 2008


7"X5" Oil on board

I spent far too much time on this one.

The teapot must be 100 years old and belonged to my grandfather. This is just a humble "two-cupper", it has "Imperial Restaurant" engraved on the side and my grandfather used it all his life for his morning tea. I am ashamed to say that I was the one who dropped it so that the lid doesn't fit properly any more.

My great-grandfather was part of the diaspora from Ticino in the late 19th century. Like so many of his countrymen, he was a restauranteur, the Imperial was one of three restaurants that he owned when my grandfather was growing up.

Posted by Picasa