Yes, that's right, a musical Lusterware Teapot!
This stunning teapot collection, by Yamayo Grace China, of a romantic lavender and translucent mother-of-pearl and gold decoration is highlighted by an artistically whimsical teapot that plays "Tea For Two" as a Fragonard reproduction displays a courting couple dancing amid whirls of gold leaf ornamental work. Lift the teapot and the music starts. Lower it to rest and the music stops.
From the teapot to the lid opening, surrounded by an amusing ruffled edge design, also seen on the sugar bowl, to the gorgeous hourglass shaped pedestal teacups, wide, and set upon reticulated saucers, all encompassed by a seductive lavender, it seems nothing was held back. Add the brilliance of luster and you have a perfect show stopper that will truly grace any home decor.
Hand wash is recommended. Please,no microwave use.
Origin: Yamayo Grace China Co., Japan, c. 1950's. Pre-owned
Dimensions/ Quantity :
Teapot (1) 7 1/2"H x 9"W (spout to handle)
Cups (6) 3 3/4"W x 2 5/8"H
Saucers (6) 6"W
Dessert Plates (6) 7"W
Serving Plate (1) 10 1/8"W
Creamer (1) 3"W x 2 7/8"H
Sugar Bowl (1) 3 1/2"H with a 2 1/4" opening
Condition: Great. Aside from the shabby chic appearance, two spots from manufacturing were noted inside two cups. One cup has a very minor stain on the inside ridge. There is some age wear to the gold trim on the teapot lid (see last photos). Otherwise the pearlized metallic glaze is clean, reflective and shiny, and well intact. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing. The music box plays very well.
❤️ THE LOVE OF VINTAGE ❤️
Teacups are like small pieces of jewelry-they tell a story, they are displayed, shown off with pride, and prized from one generation to another. Like jewelry the time comes when such beauties are not so 'minty" young. And yet these lovely items have lasted so long for a reason.
They are still in their prime. Seasoned with time-honored character.
Our goods are unique, quality time pieces of the past which have been inspected, researched and carefully handled to be prized. We will never sell any teacups with cracks or major damages. Our condition findings, along with our photos, are detailed as thorough and honestly as we can see, as your satisfaction is our main priority.