Also Called :

Tea Cups, Demitasse Cups

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Age :

Mid19th century–1920

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Dimensions :

Both:  2 1/4″ diameter x 2 3/8″ high

Weight :

2.9 oz.  &   2.8 oz.

Provenance :

Both:  Ed’s Auction, W. Ringe, NH-1967

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Availability :


Description: Canton Cups and their accompanying Saucers make up a confusing world in defining the many variations/sizes to be found for each. Accordingly, they will be found in separate listings. We will try not to differentiate between coffee, chocolate and tea cups or straight sided cans but will separate out demitasse cups. The Chinese did not have handles on their cups but for export they added them.

The two demitasse cups shown here are distinguished by their cylindrical shapes and “flat top handles”. They have straight line borders, glazed bottoms and tiny pedestal bases. Although shown with 4 1/2″ diameter saucers, saucers will be discussed on another page.

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