Deep green and bright white set the stage for a robust display of colorful flowers and decorative gold flakes. Brightly gilded at the base and handle this lively vintage Shafford pair will standout in your teacup collection.
This set is marked with crest foil labels with the wording "Styled by Shafford, Japan". The saucer has an imprint which appears too be "93" within a circle.
Origin: Japan; pre-owned; circa 1940's-1970's
Cup: 2 3/4"H x 3 3/4"W opening
Saucer: 5 3/4"W
Condition: Very Good. There is some age wear (but no loss), to the gilt on the handle. The area where the handle meets the cup bowl is missing a very small application of gilt from manufacturing.
There is an un-glazed ring around the cup's rim edge. Because it is straight and even it may have been an intentional detail.
Two very, very faint light yellow dots are noted to the right of the inside bouquet.
There are no chips, cracks, or crazing to this lovely set. The glaze is shiny and well intact. The floral design is clear and bright.
❤️ 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.