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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Petite little tea cup…

I know nothing about this pink little tea cup! It stands about two inches high and is about one and a half inches wide (minus the handle) the saucer is in proportion with the tea cup. 

045It doesn’t look like it was something that was mass produced because of the delicate hand painted flowers and added painted touches to both the cup and saucer. Of course there are three little feet on the bottom – but this is not to add to my three footed tea cup collection – as I believe this is a different type of teacup all together.

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Both the numbers on the bottom of the plate and the bottom of the cup match.

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If anyone has any information on this little set – please do share with me.

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xoxo, Tracie

23 comments:

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Its really beautiful, it looks like a lot of work went into making this its so pretty

Donna said...

Tracy, I just adore that tea cup! Have I ever told you just how gorgeous your photos are? You are so talented!

xo
Donna

Terri said...

This is a sweet little footed cup! Knowing your love for pink and footed cups this one must be a favorite one of yours. It is really special. I don't recognize the backstamp. I hope someone comes along who does.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us today.
Hugs,
Terri

Kathy said...

Hello Tracy,
This is a gorgeous teacup! I looked up
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7304532_identify-marks-antique-porcelain.html
to see if I could find anything - this article is very interesting and may give you some direction - there are guides out there if no one else is familiar with this maker's mark.
Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness - quite Delightsome,
Kathy

Cindy said...

Sweet tea cup...love the color and detail!

Becca's Dirt said...

I know nothing about it. But it is so charming. I love it. I can see why you love it.

Amy said...

That is a darling teacup and saucer. I wish I knew helpful information. My mother used to collect small cups and saucers, of which I now have a few, while adorable all of them look mass produced. Yours is certainly a treasure!

Marydon said...

Kathy sent you a greata link to keep but you can go to antique malls & Barnes & Noble & there are tons of books on china or teacups or Kovels that will give yoou all the info you need in the reference books.

Darling wee one ... almost looks like the cappucino cup ..

Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie... your little cup is actually a demitasse cup... by Arnart Imports from Japan... they used that specific mark from 1957 through 2001... what a gorgeous little find you have!... xoxo Julie Marie

Willow said...

It is so lovely. You were lucky to get it.

keewee said...

I wonder if it is a cup especially for hot chocolate.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I would guess that it is a demitasse cup, but I could be wrong. Also, young ladies used to paint china as a hobby, so maybe that explains the hand-painted flowers. It is so cute!!!

Pamela said...

OH this is one beautiful teacup Tracie!
It would look so lovely under one of those cloches...which I really want!!

Pamela ox

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Tracie,
What a darling little cup! A lot of work went into the making of it, I would imagine. I can't tell you a thing about it except that it's very cute; very nice to have in your possession. Thanks for sharing its cuteness with us and thanks for joining me for tea today. Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Alyssa said...

My Nana used to paint tea cups like that. I guess they couldn't blog, so they did the next best thing! :)I love it! :)Alyssa

Rayanne said...

That is a lovely tea cup.
I love the colors!! Sure do like your blog too!

Sandy said...

Such a unique Tea Cup....do you have more is this the only one you found?
I wanted to thank you for giving me the name of the blue/lavender flower, spiderwart.. I've had it for several years scattered around the yard, and now I know it's name!
I'm a new follower
thanks again
sandy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What an elegant tea cup! It is so unique and so lovely!!

Hugs,
Debbie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhh super sweet and pretty teacup! love the handpainted roses on the cup! adorable!

Lynn said...

Another lovely purple teacup. Purple is my favorite color and today I have seen several purple items. This tea cup looks special and delicate. Never have I seen one like this. I have a 3 footed violet teacup/saucer. This one will go lovely with your collection. Blessings.

Lynn said...

Another lovely purple teacup. Purple is my favorite color and today I have seen several purple items. This tea cup looks special and delicate. Never have I seen one like this. I have a 3 footed violet teacup/saucer. This one will go lovely with your collection. Blessings.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Tracy: I just love this tea cup. I believe it is Italian. It is so beautiful. What a wonderful find. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us. Have a great week. Hugs, Martha

Shelley Davis said...

Your little cup and saucer are Bohemian glass. I collect it. That's gorgeous. I have a lamp that looks like it is part of that same set. Look it up on ebay. There is quite a bit of this painting on clear glass too.

Blessings,
Shelley