Anitique China & Fine China Query - Japanese tea set or not?
Antique China & Fine China Query - Japanese tea set or not?
As a child we went to visit an aunt and she gave us 2 china tea sets to play with. My mom snatched the sets away from us and told my aunt they were too beautiful for kids to play with.
I always had my eye on one of the sets and when she moved she gave me the Japanese one. I actually don't know if it's real Japanese but it has a teapot and small cups & a creamer and sugar bowl. What's interesting to me is the beautiful pattern, it has dragons on it and there is no marking but when you hold the delicate cup to light there is a image of a Japanese lady's face.
So I suspect it is bone china and Japanese because of the face and that light shines through the china when you hold it up to a light.
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Antique China & Fine China Query - Japanese tea set or not?
Lovely story, thanks for sharing! And thanks for your comments about the website.
First thing to say is how lovely the set sounds - with the face of the Japanese girl etc..
Second thing is, it would have been nice to see some photos. It would assist me if visitors were to upload a clear picture of the back pottery marks as well as one of the item itself.
Third, I have to say my knowledge of Japanese wares is not so good, so I suggest you drop in on the oriental experts at Gotheborg.com
, or call in the cavalry by getting a professional appraisal.
I'm really sorry I can't help more, Charmaine. That said, I do love stories like this as they make great reading - many thanks.
p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-Researching the identity and value of antique and vintage fine china