Tea Time Cups, Sets Etc.

ESPRESSO SET, China Tea Set, Demitasse china, black and white, cups and saucers, Service for 4, Vintage tea set, Couples Gift, Coffee Lovers


  • Details
    This sophisticated black and white espresso set (or tea set if you prefer) is made up of 4 demitasse small size cups and saucers -- perfect for sipping strong expresso,or small portions of hot tea. It is a vintage set with only indirect clues about it origin -- the simple word "foreign" stamped on the bottom of each piece and the design style. Online research identifies other china pieces stamped with this simple "foreign" mark, but no one seems to know for sure from what "foreign" location these pieces likely came.

    The style of the set with its simple straight sided cups and very simple white flower decoration speaks to eras when tailored and mininalist looks were popular -- perhaps the art deco period or the mid century (1950s) modern era. In any case the look is very unique, distinctive, sophisticated and attractive. I could find no other cups and saucers in this pattern online. The black parts of the design are a matte black and the white insides and handles of the cups, and the bottoms of the saucers are glazed.

    Cups = 2 1/8"w at top x 2 1/8"h Saucer = 4 1/2" in diameter -- Excellent vintage condition.

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