This beautiful and very rare porcelain china cup and saucer came from my mother-in-laws estate. I'm not sure if it's a demitasse set, or a tea set. It had been displayed in a glass hutch for all of the 33 years that I've known her, and for many years before that. She always referred to it as an antique.
I've had it for quite a while and trying to research it has not been easy. All I had to go by was the writing on the bottom of the saucer that says "Hand Painted, Des.Pat, Made in Japan". Several months back, I did find online a little creamer with the exact paintings of the mountain, tree leaves, and gold accents. I found this on an "Ask the antiques expert" website. The expert stated "although the maker is unknown, based on the use of "Made in Japan" and the combination of "des.pat", plus the shape of the mark, I believe it's a pre-war piece likely dating from 1920 to the late 1930s. A complete set that included a teapot, 6 cups and saucers, sugar bowl and creamer was quoted at $295 to $300."
The saucer measures 4.25 inches across. The cup measures 2.5 inches across the top (that does not include the handle), and it stands 1.75 inches tall.
I see no scratches, chips, or crazing. There is one area on the rim of the cup that has an extremely slight flat spot. If you look at my main photo, this area is in the 11 o'clock position.
Buyer to pay USPS First Class Mail Parcel delivery charges of $5.95. Delivery is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTIAL REFUND OF SHIPPING CHARGES:
Every January the U.S. Postal Service increases the shipping prices. This year's increase is beyond any we've seen in previous years. Before the 2019 increase, shipping costs were based on weight. A package weighing less than one pound cost the same amount regardless if it was mailed 2 miles away, or from coast to coast. Packages weighing over 1 pound were priced by what the destination zipcode was.
Now, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. I am in Nevada and probably 90% of the packages I mail go eastward, and a majority of them go all the way to the east coast.
To complicate this even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
As a buyer, there are two choices. If you over pay on the shipping charges, I refund an appropriate amount to cover the over payment OR if you'd like to send me a message stating your zip code and the item you are interested in, I can quote you an exact shipping charge and send you a custom invoice with an accurate shipping charge.
About Combined Shipping:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased, but as stated above, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of over payment. If you are uncomfortable with that, send me a message with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Due to claims that merchandise is not being received at various international countries (although Customs tracking verifies the delivery), I will no longer be able to process international orders unless payment is made with U.S. currency, including conversion fees. Orders will be processed after funds have cleared a U.S. bank. PAYPAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.