Vintage Foreign mid century elegant Gold Chintz gilded Demitasse Tea or coffee Set In Porcelain Gold.
Excellent condition porcelain tea set with no chips, scratches, cracks, or crazing.
There is no show of wear. The gold trim shows no wear or loss. The part that is ‘white’ outside is under-glazed.
The ‘Foreign’ stamp was used by Hong Kong to specify imports from the commonwealth beginning in 1893 to identify goods coming into the UK. By 1923 all Import small porcelain manufacturers had their own mark.
(British Hong Kong was the period during which Hong Kong was under British Crown rule from 1841 to 1997 (excluding the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945). It was established as a Crown colony and later designated a British Dependent Territory in 1981.)
This Demitasse after dinner coffee or espresso set is containing a scene of classic maidens or nymphs in a woodland setting, in two of them a cupid is present behind a tree, or in one scene tied to a tree.
A reproduction artwork of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807): “Two nymphs mock cupid” while another nymph twists his bow.
Scenes are transfers or decals, not hand painted, charming romantic love theme with great appeal.
The service includes:
6 Tea Cups
1 Sugar Bowl
1 Milk Jug
In good condition, no cracks, chips,or crazing.
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