We are pleased to present this Vintage Japanese Lacquerware set of 5 Mid - Century Demi Tasse Cups and Saucers. My professional “guess” as to age on this set of demi tasse or tea cups and saucers is the 1950s, if anything they may be a bit earlier. There were 6 in the set when I purchased them. The lady who owned them broke one of the cups when packing them, thus I have 6 saucers and 5 cups. Broke my heart and hers. There are 2 cups that have wisteria blossoms, one with a large blossom that I believe is a Cherry blossom. One of the cups has a golden road, the last one is of a Crane in full flight, These are really lovely you will not be disappointed.
Gleaned from the web site Wiki Pedia:
“Lacquer has played an important part in Japanese culture for more than two thousand years but became more prevalent during the Edo period (1603-1868). The finished product is so sublime it almost appears simple to produce, but lacquer craftsmanship is perhaps the most complex of all Japan's artistic traditions. Just creating a black or red lacquer ground can require as many as 30 stages, including the application of increasingly fine grades of lacquer mixed with different powders and then several additional layers of even higher-quality lacquer.”
DIMENSIONS: saucers 4 5/16” in diameter x cups 2” in diameter across opening x 2 1/8” tall
CONDITION: the 5 cups and 6 saucers are in lovely condition. Ready to display, use and enjoy.