Value of Antique Geisha Tea Set?
You can view the complete set here: http://www.instappraisal.com/antique-appraisal/1900-30s-giesha-girls-tea-set.
I brought this tea set back from Germany and would like an appraisal/possibly sell. It was an heirloom from my wife's grandmother. It is fine bone (see thru) porcelain. From the markings on the pieces and the gold enamel detailing, it dates from 1890-1915: Marking: http://gotheborg.com/marks/index_jap_marks.htm; This mark is Nippon Tokusei mark but with two unidentified characters ("mountain" = san something). After 1915, the gold enamel detailing was replaced with white if detailed at all.
I have found many copies of this Geisha Girls motif but none as densely imaged, intricately detailed nor with the gold highlights. For example, in addition to the extensive gold detailing on cup rims, the handles, the geisha girls' robes and the pagoda, each cup has eight, 1/8 in. x 1/16 in., 24ct. golden leaves as well. Additionally, the white lotus blooms are raised (evident on lower cup and second saucer). Of course, as they are hand painted, each piece is absolutely and discernibly unique in it's own right. This set appears to be one of a kind (the original iteration of this particular motif) if what is available on the internet is any indication.
The saucers are approximately 3.5" in diameter, the cups 2.5" dia. x 1.3" tall to provide size approximation for you. The only damage is a tiny chip on the lip of the sugar bowl (covered by the lid) and chips on either side of the sugar bowl lid gripping surface. Other than that there is no discernible wear or damage on any of the other pieces.
This set is for sale.
Here is a link that might be useful: Complete Set