Mauve Footed Tea Cup & Saucer • Celebrate • Japan
Signed “Celebrate • Made in Japan,” this is a pretty mauve bone china footed teacup and matching saucer. Gracefully shaped atop a gently tiered pedestal, the cup is decorated with hand-painted flowers all around. The inside of the cup is pearlized white with a single nosegay of violets. A scrolled gold handle and a rim design hand painted in gold finish this elegant piece.
CONDITION: Good vintage condition: no cracks or discolorations and the paint finishes are fine. The colors are so crisp and the gold trim is perfect, which probably means that this has never gone in a dishwasher. There is a flea-bite chip on the bottom base of the cup visible only when you turn it over. Hand wash if you want to ensure that the painted design never fades.
DIMENSIONS: Saucer 5 7/8″ diameter
TIP: Fill a variety of pretty teacups with flowers, candy or a vintage hankie, add a place card, and you have the perfect party favor for a bridal shower or Sweet 16 party. (See last photo close-up.)
This teacup and saucer was part of a single collection, probably gathered over years, and acquired by KatesChockfullAttic at an estate sale. You can find more collectible teacups and saucers in ESTATE COLLECTIONS.
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