Pre war Japanese tea set, service for 8 plus pitcher, bowl plates, cups etc. Brought back from Japan by father after WWII. All are marked on bottom made in japan
Small, cups are maybe 2 inches high
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I think I've got the piece count correct but please let me now if I'm off in any way so I can amend this as appropriate.
There are a lot of Japanese-export tea and coffee sets on the market but collectors prefer ones that are marked with the maker's names or marks; yours does not have that. In addition, because the decoration varies, it looks like this is a combination of at least two different sets.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A vintage 21-piece Japanese export assembled parcel gilt painted porcelain dessert set
made for the European market, mid 20th Century
most with red and green foliate decoration on a white ground with a gilt line border, marked MADE IN JAPAN to the bottom.
8 cups with 8 saucers with foliate decoration
1 oval dessert platter with foliate decoration
1 tea pot with dot and swag decoration
1 cream pitcher with dot and swag decoration
1 sugar bowl with dot and swag decoration
1 associated (undecorated) cream pitcher
CONDITION: with some use wear, including minor chips from age and use.
$40-60 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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