Also Called :

Tea Cups, Demitasse Cups

Rarity :

Common

Age :

Mid 19th Century–1920

Price Range :

$20.-$30.

Dimensions :

Shown-Both:  3 3/8″ diameter x 1 7/8″ high

Not Shown:  3 1/4″ diameter x 2 3/8″ high

Weight :

2.7 oz. & 2.8 oz.

Provenance :

Both:  William Doyle Auction, NYC.-1988

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 “square handles”. They have straight line borders, glazed bottoms and small pedestal bases. Although shown with 4 7/8″ saucers, saucers will be discussed on another page.

Not shown are same type cups: 3 1/4″ diameter x 2 3/8″ high and weigh 4 oz.

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