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Subject:Small tea cup
Posted By: Marko Stojanovic Tue, Nov 19, 2019 IP:

I had this Bona China cup in family for 200 years.
I have no clue where it originates or whats the value?
Could someone tell me more about it.
It has stamp on the back.

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Subject:Re: Small tea cup
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Nov 19, 2019

The small cup is an example of Japanese 'Lustre' (or 'Luster') ware, which was quite popular in the West circa the 1920s-1930s and later. See the link below for a commercial listing of other vintage pieces in floral patterns made by the Japan Seiei Company, which ceased operations in 1962.

Best regards,

Bill H.

URL Title :Japan Seiei Lustre Ware

Subject:Re: Small tea cup
Posted By: mikeoz Tue, Nov 19, 2019

I hope you don't mean the coffee cup.

However, I seriously doubt that the small gold coloured cup with a handle has been around for 200 years. I'm not even certain it is Chinese, as at first glance it looks to me more like some of the Japanese tourist wares of the 20th century.

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