Vintage 1930's Fruit Harvest Japan Demitasse Cups - Rare Set of 5 - Peach Fruit and Florals
Much of life becomes background, but it is the province of art to throw buckets of light into the shadows and to make life new again. Diane Ackerman
You know how sometimes coffee cups can evoke a feeling or a mood or an occasion just by their composition and their character? Such is the case with this set of 5 vintage demitasse cups made in Japan in the 1930's. They effortlessly speak of cool autumn mornings and frost kissed ground covers. They whisper of vistas that change color before your eyes - grey to golden to sandy beige as morning sun climbs higher and higher. They speak of Thanksgiving mornings and warm kitchens abundant with food and friendship and holiday cooking about to unfold. An espresso toast for the cooks... a quiet coffee break on the porch... a welcome celebration between friends... those are the stories these cups tell us. They are rare moments collected in rare pieces.
Delicate and beautifully designed with a hand-painted floral and fruit transferware motif, these are the kind of history-laden pieces that call for time-honored traditions. Hot buttered rum, Irish coffee, Scandinavian Glugg or just a simple espresso take on new memories and stories when served in pretty cups like these.
As a very hard to find pattern now, this set celebrates all the beauty of the autumn season in their unique blend of earthy colors. Warm, rich and elegant they are a gorgeous match for antique brown transferware, aged ironstone or neutral color palettes of previous decades.
- Colors include peach, ivory, walnut, butter and sage
- Marked on the bottom with pattern name and country of manufacture
- Matching set of 5
- Fruit and floral design includes peaches, cherries, carnations and other assorted flowers
In lovely, almost-antique condition. Contains no chips or cracks, with the exception of one interior hairline crack in one cup (please see photos). This crack does not affect the use of the cup and does not leak. Beautifully delicate crazing lines appear on both the inside and outside of each cup.
Each cup measures 2.5" inches (diameter) x 2.25" inches (height)
Pair this collection of cups with this vintage USA creamer and you are on your way to building a beautiful mix and match serving set that holds ton of visual story