Also Called :
Tea Cups, Chocolate Cups, Mugs, Cans
Mid 19th Century to Late 19th Century
Price Range :
All: 2 1/2″ diameter x 2 5/8″ high
All: 6 oz. each
Mimi Van Deusen, Westport, CT
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 but will separate out demitasse cups. The Chinese did not have handles on their cups but for export they added them.
The 4 cups shown here (see last picture for 2013 purchase) have straight sides and loop handles. The first 2 are a representative sample out of a group of 6. Straight sided cups are very unusual and rare. They resemble mugs as the sides go straight down without any pedestal bases. Their diameter is 2 1/2″ and are 2 5/8″ high. They have straight line borders inside the cups and glazed bottoms. The first pair of cups are called chocolate cups by the owner.