Also Called :

Tea Cups, Demitasse Cups

Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Mid 19th Century–1920

Price Range :


Dimensions :

Both:  3 3/8″ diameter x 2″ high

Weight :

3 oz. & 3.1 oz.

Provenance :

Both:  Alice Kaplan, E. Norwich, NY-1990

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 tea cups shown here are distinguished by their fluted rims, rain cloud borderstapered 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.

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