Set of 4 Teacups & Saucers – Vintage Delicate Eggshell China from Japan

$59.29

Vintage eggshell china Japanese teacups & saucers with birds, stripes and cherry blossoms c. 1920s-1940s

1 in stock

Description

On offer is a gorgeous 8 piece set of 4 antique Japanese eggshell teacups with 4 matching saucers, featuring a striking pattern with birds, cherry blossoms and stripes in shades of aqua, pink, purple, red, green, yellow and black. The handles feature a thin gold trim. Techniques used appear to be a mix of transfer and hand painting. There are no date marks on this China, but to my eye the set appears to be from the 1920s-1950s.

Set includes 4 cups & 4 matching saucers.

Condition as follows:

Cup 1: Small chip at rim, (see photo 9), with another small chip on the outside of the cup, near to the rim chip. Some paint smudging and some fading throughout. Other small dings, etc. present. Other wear indicative of age and use present. Tested with liquid – usable with no leaks and no repairs. Unmarked. Overall condition good vintage.

Cup 2: Two hairline fractures or crazing lines, only visible at close inspection, (I used a magnifying glass). Some paint smudging and some fading throughout. Other small dings, etc. present. Other wear indicative of age and use present. Tested with liquid – usable with no leaks and no repairs. Unmarked. Overall condition good vintage.

Cup 3: Some paint smudging and some fading throughout. Other small dings, etc. present. Other wear indicative of age and use present. Tested with liquid – usable with no leaks and no repairs. Unmarked. Overall condition very good vintage.

Cup 4: One hairline fracture or crazing line, only visible at close inspection, (I used a magnifying glass). Some paint smudging and some fading throughout. Gold trim faded but present on handle. Other small dings, etc. present. Other wear indicative of age and use present. Tested with liquid – usable with no leaks and no repairs. Unmarked. Overall condition good vintage.

Saucer 1: Some paint smudging and some fading throughout. Other wear indicative of age and use present. No repairs. Hand Painted “JAPAN” in red on base. Overall condition very good vintage.

Saucer 2: One hairline fracture or crazing line on back, only visible at close inspection, (I used a magnifying glass). Other small dings, etc. present. Some paint smudging and some fading throughout. Other wear indicative of age and use present. No repairs. Hand Painted “JAPAN” in red on base. Overall condition good vintage.

Saucer 3: Some paint smudging and some fading throughout. Other wear indicative of age and use present. No repairs. Hand Painted “JAPAN” in red on base. Overall condition very good vintage.

Saucer 4: Some paint smudging and some fading throughout. One black spot on back, likely created during manufacture. Other wear indicative of age and use present. No repairs. Hand Painted “JAPAN” in red on base. Overall condition very good vintage.

Please see photos for additional details. This is a beautiful 8 piece set.

CARING FOR ANTIQUE CHINA: If you would like to clean your eggshell China, please don’t use harsh chemicals and never use bleach or run through the dishwasher. You’ll want to use warm, (not hot), water and mild, citrus-free detergents to clean. Hand wash pieces individually and line your sink with a plastic wash tub to avoid chipping. To remove tea stains from your tea cup, try using undiluted household white vinegar or a denture cleaning tablet and water as a soak. Fill the cup to just below the rim and allow to sit for several hours or overnight, until any tea stains have been removed. You should never scrub antique or vintage China with anything abrasive!

Thanks!

Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 8 in


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