Also Called :

Tea Cups

Rarity :


Age :

Mid 19th century–1920

Price Range :


Dimensions :

Cups:  3 1/2″-3 5/8″ diameter x 2″ high

Saucers: 5 1/4″-5 3/8″ diameter

Weight :

Cups & Saucers: 7.6 oz.–8.7 oz.

Cups:  3.1 oz.–4.3 oz.

Saucers: 3.9 oz.–4.9 oz.

Provenance :

Skinner’s Auction, Bolton, MA-1988

James Julia, Fairfield, ME-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 fluted cups shown here have tapered shapes and “loop handles”. They range in diameter from 3 1/2″ to 3 5/8″ and are 2″ high. They have straight line borders, glazed bottoms and small pedestal bases. They are shown with their matching fluted saucers which are 5 1/4″ to 5 3/8″ in diameter. The flutings on both the cups and saucers is not very pronounced. All saucers will be discussed on another page.

Fluted cups with matching saucers are quite rare.

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