Vintage 1920s Japanese Eggshell Porcelain Tea Cup & Saucer Wise Men


Brand Etsy

This is a lovely old cup and saucer set made in Japan. The porcelain is eggshell-like - translucent and somewhat brittle. The cup is hand decorated with Japanese elders or wise men and finished in green. There are a few tiny defects - a tiny edge chip to the saucer, wear to the mans face at the left on the saucer and a short tight hairline to the cup, all quite minor (see photos). Damage is to be expected on these cup sets due to the fragility of the porcelain. The saucer measures 4 3/4 in diameter and the cup has a height of 1 3/4 and a top diameter of 3 1/4. Despite the defects, this is a lovely display cup and saucer!