On offer is a gorgeous, antique Japanese blue and white set of 3 teacups and saucers (6 pieces total). The gorgeous ornate pattern features a rising phoenix, (referred to as a “flying turkey”), surrounded by floral swirls and rimmed with a geometric pattern – this is the rare Border B “Ho-O” pattern.
These highly collectible Pheonixware teacups and saucers are in excellent condition for their age with no chips or cracks from use. There are some imperfections that were created during manufacture and there is some normal wear indicative of age. Please see photos for details.
I would recommend this set of cups and saucers for display only due to their age, though they do appear to be structurally sound. I have not tested them with liquid. The phoenix design was most often used on Imiri porcelain and signifies the beginning of a new era. This would make it a perfect housewarming or wedding gift!
There is no maker’s mark or backstamp on these pieces. Phoenixware was first imported to the USA in the 1890s, but the majority arrived here from the 1920s-1940s. I believe these teacups and saucers date to the mid-1930s. Very beautiful!
Measurements: Each teacup measures approx. 3.75 inches across (plus handle) and approx. 2 inches tall. Each saucer measures approx. 5.25 inches wide and 1 inch tall.
CARING FOR ANTIQUE CHINA: If you would like to clean your antique 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. You should never scrub antique or vintage China with anything abrasive!