The simplicity of elegance shows in this translucent china white with gold verge detailed demitasse cup and saucer. With only the red "Made in Japan" mark this beautiful Demitasse cup is difficult to date exactly, could be anywhere from 1920-1950. Note I date these earlier due to irregularities in slip and finish.
The cup measures approximately 2 1/2” wide and 2 1/4” high. It has several irregularities in the glaze on the inside of the cup. The saucer is 4 3/8” diameter. Both are gold rimmed. Both are in good vintage condition with no chips, cracks, crazing or repairs.
Translucent china is typically "Bone China"
Oh what is a demitasse?
A demitasse is a small cup used to serve Turkish coffee, espresso or ultra rich chocolate.
Approximate Width: 4 3/8"
Approximate Height: 2 1/4"
Condition: Vintage condition include irregularities in slip and finish.
1. saucer and cup have a black spot one in cup and 2 on the bottom of the saucer cup base also has an irregularity
2. saucer and cup have wear on gold.
3. saucer and cup have wear on gold.
4. saucer only
Bone China Espresso Demitasse Cup and Saucer White Gold Made in Japan Vintage Simple, Elegant