Is it from China or Japanese or UK or US

mikesm1234November 6, 2010

I'm trying to ID my moms old tea set, it was purchased from a yard sale upstate NY around 1980. It looks to be hand painted with gold around the rim and on the sides. If held up to the light, light can be seen threw, it is pretty thin. Any help is appreciated.

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calliope

show us the bottoms, please.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 9:41AM
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mikesm1234

here is are bottoms

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    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 1:49PM
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mikesm1234

some more pictures

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    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 1:53PM
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mikesm1234

more shots

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    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 2:00PM
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mikesm1234

even more wide shots

Thanks again for any info at all

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    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 2:01PM
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blueheron

I have no idea where it was manufactured, but it looks like it is hand-painted china and it is a beautiful set.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 2:54PM
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wendy177

Hand - painted for sure but without makers mark impossible to tell who it was made by. beautiful set!!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 3:48PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

I assume it was hand painted also. My grandmother had a lovely dessert plate set that she hand painted. It was an acceptable activity for young ladies when she was waiting to marry, which must have been around 1900.

Since you can see light through the china, I suspect that it is bone china. I could hold my hand against the bottom of my grandmother's china plates and bowls and hold them up to the light and was able to see the outline of my hand.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 5:17PM
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mikesm1234

is it odd that there are no markings?

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 5:44PM
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calliope

That is just absolutely beautiful. I can't help you, but your mother had good taste.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 8:25PM
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mikesm1234

Thanks for the kind words.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 8:37PM
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someone2010

The porcelain looks yellow rather than white in the photos. This would indicate they were from England, made in a certain local where the clay caused the china to have a yellow cast. Maybe this is not so on your set. Just a guess from the pictures.
I saw this on the English Antiques Road Show.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 10:42PM
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mikesm1234

there is some yellow on top, the bottom is white. They where stored in the garage for years. I never thought it would be so hard to date and ID a maker.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 11:17PM
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lindac

There is not much concrete to go on....
But the absence of any mark makes me thing Asia....and specifically China. It's of the flo blue era...about the late 19rth century, early 20th.
The imperfections I see in the china and the glaze make me thing China....the colors and the decorations make me think made for export....with a paper label. The yellow is not the body of the ware but rather a glaze...nothing about place of origin.
bone china is white...pure white, lots of porcelain is grey-ish....and other not as white as bone china, but you can't tell the difference without holding the pieces side by side.
It's a lovely set!!
Linda C

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 12:06AM
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mikesm1234

Where would you put in in terms of worth, if you had to say. And thank you for that description by the way, it should help me in finding a maker.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 1:22AM
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lindac

Here's something similar. It says Nippon so my guess of made in China was obviously wrong. But it's of the same era.
Do a search in Google images for things like "nippon tea set" and "Japanese tea cup" or "cobalt and gold tea set" and see what you find.
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: similar tea set

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 8:34AM
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mikesm1234

Thanks Linda C, thats pretty close to what I have I think. Back to Google.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 8:55AM
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