Teacup & Saucer-late 1700’s-floral Pattern-hand Painted-very Old For Sale
This matching saucer and cup are hand painted with a floral pattern. They date to the 1700’s.We got these from an antique shop going out of business sale in 1982. The lovely lady who sold them to us was very knowledgeable and well on top of her game, just getting on in years and ready to retire (like me!). She was a licensed appraiser, and she said this little set dated to the late 1700’s, possibly French. There are no marks to go by. You can see her label in our photos, and you can see what we paid in those old days. The cup is a bit under 2 1/2” tall and measures 2 3/8” in diameter. The deep saucer is just a tad over 5” across and is about 1 1/2” deep. The bottom edge of the saucer feels a little rough when you run your finger around it, the cup lesser so. Just normal shelf wear over the centuries.Please note so that you are aware: there are two items concerning the condition. The first is that as you can see, in the bottom of the teacup are some grains of sand, which are a permanent part of the cup and resulted as an error somehow during the manufacturing process. The second is something that you need to know. The handle of the cup was broken at one time, but repaired professionally. If you look closely at our photos, you can see that the lines of the break are barely visible. Just so you know for sure before you offer. I would like to add that we have handled this cup many times over the years, and did not notice the break until we took pictures for this ad. We were surprised. The handle repair does not disturb the display quality of this set or the collector’s value, this set is so darned old!Shipping is $12.35 anywhere in the U.S. by Priority Medium Flat Rate Box. International ers please contact us for rates to your country.As with all of our items, expedited shipping is available, quote on request. We are pleased to combine shipping where practical.We will be more than happy to mail you more photographs or information. If you have any questions at all, please inquire! Thanks.