My grandmother once worked in the Flintridge china factory in Pasadena, California. When she died, she left me a huge set of Flintridge Marquis Coupe china which I still have. There are several pieces, however, (mainly coffee cups and 2-handled soup bowls) that are quite unusual. Some of them have the inside surfaces lined with gold instead of the white porcelain that others are. Others are have solid bronze or copper and gold covering the outside surfaces and gold on the inside. They are all bearing the Flintridge logo. I am looking to have them appraised to give me an idea of their value. I can send photos.
My grandmother worked for the Flintridge factory in Pasadena, California during the 1950s. She gave them to me after I graduated high school in 1960. She has since passed.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A vintage 12-piece Flintridge porcelain part dinner and dessert set
In the Marquis pattern, all marked, comprising:
6 footed teacups with solid copper/bronze on the outside with gold handle, pedestal and insides
1 copper/bronze saucer (the indent for the cup is white)
2 two-handled soup bowls with solid gold inside; normal striped Flintridge Marquis pattern on the outside.
2 soup bowl saucers; striped Flintridge Marquis pattern
1 toothpick holder with sold copper/bronze on outside with gold pedestal and rim. White inside
CONDITION: client represents these to be in excellent condition with no chips, crazing or noticeable scratches.
$100-150 for the group*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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