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.
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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.