Lovely Bamboo Demitasse Cup and Saucer
An exquisite little demitasse cup and saucer made in Occupied Japan, between 1945-1952. It is decorated with hand painted bamboo leaves and stalks, with gold paint around the rim and handle of the cup, also around the lip of the saucer, as well as defining the bamboo itself. On the bottoms of both cup and saucer are the logos: a wreath surrounding the letter 'D', 'Hand Painted' above the wreath, and 'Made In Occupied Japan' below it. We could not find the owner of this mark, so we have no other information on this piece. The cup measures: 2 1/2" (6.5cm) diameter at the lip, 1 7/8" (3.5cm) at base diameter, and is 2 5/8" (6.7cm) tall.
The saucer is 4 1/2" (4.5cm) in diameter, and together this item weighs 4.8oz (135g). Simply a wonderful addition to someone's coffee or oriental collection.