CHINA PATTERN: Mille fleur chrysanthemum. DESCRIPTION:19th Century Fine Hand Painted Egg Shell Porcelain Satsuma Tea Cup & Saucer.
This lovely tea cup and saucer is hand decorated with mille fleur (French for a thousand flowers) entirely inside and outside in an abstract chrysanthemum pattern. Even the handle is decorated in hand painted tiny flowers. Like a French impressionist painting of that time period, the painting or cup and saucer is better appreciated from a distance.
There is a fine gold line that is still partially intact around the outside. The cup and saucer are extremely fine and light weight.CONDITION: This is in very good condition with no cracks, crazing or repairs and with no usage marks. There is 1 wee chip in saucer rim which can be seen in pictures.
Most of Gold trim is missing. DIAMETER: Cup 3 5/8", Saucer 5 1/2". HEIGHT: Cup 2", Saucer 3/4". The item "SATSUMA EGG SHELL TEA CUP & SAUCER HAND PAINTED MILLE FIORI CHRYSANTHEMUM 19TH b" is in sale since Saturday, May 12, 2012.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "ima44" and is located in Oakville, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.