Japanese tea cup and saucer

Sep 20, 2020. 18:05 UTC
Japanese tea cup and saucer

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The cup is almost 10 cm wide and almost 5 cm high The saucer is almost 14 cm wide and almost 1.5 cm high. It appears that the paint and glazes were applied in layers and Paint is flat, glazes have a sheen of course. Gold appears to be the colour as if it was 18K gold or contained gold. The porcelain is very thin and light.


The set belonged to my grandmother (I am 60 years old) but I have no information how long it has been in the family. This is the only cup and saucer left on my side of the family. I also have no information whether it was acquired at an auction.

Answered within 22 days
Oct 12, 10:47 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$50 - $75 USD

Insurance Value

$125 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Malgorzata,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is a:

Japanese Satsuma hand-painted and parcel gilt porcelain teacup and saucer
mid 20th Century
Each featuring three deities in a landscape, marked underneath with underglaze red kanji mark and HAND PAINTED/MADE IN / JAPAN
cup: 1.9 inches (5 cm) high, 3.9 inches (10 cm) diameter
saucer: 5.5 inches (14 cm) diameter
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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