Also Called :
Tea Cups, Demitasse Cups
Mid 19th Century–1920
Price Range :
Both: 3 3/8″ diameter x 2″ high
3 oz. & 3.1 oz.
Both: Alice Kaplan, E. Norwich, NY-1990
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 tea cups shown here are distinguished by their fluted rims, rain cloud borders, tapered shapes and “no handles”. They have glazed bottoms and small pedestal bases. These are the only ones we have seen with these 4 characteristics, they are very rare.