Welcome to Bonanza!

Bonanza is a marketplace of more than 50,000 sellers selling 10 million items.



No sign-up required, fast and simple checkout



Free shipping on millions of items



SSL encryption for peace of mind with your purchase



The New York Times, Oprah, and others have raved about us since 2007

Rendered at 10:16:53 07/30/14
See the small card with the code on it? The seller printed that out and included it in the picture to show that they have this item in their possession.
Does this picture look different than its small version did? Bonanza's "Background Burner" allows sellers to delete the background of a picture so it's easier for your eye to parse in search results. What you see here is the original picture.

Early 1900s HP JAPANESE CHINA TEACUP SET Mother & Child

Priced at
seasidecollectibles offers discounted shipping when you buy items together
Payment options
Shipping options
Return policy
Purchase protection offered

Item details

Qty available
Only one in stock, order soon
Excellent overall
Primary Material
Ceramic, Porcelain
Cups, Saucers

More about this item

Early JAPANESE CHINA TEA CUP SET. Mother and Child
Unconfirmed Family Mark. Made in Japan Early 20th Century 1910 - 1935.

teacup & saucer detail view


ORIGIN - AGE: 1910 - 1935





This collectible - absolutely super thin, translucent teacup & saucer set was produced during the early 20th Century in Japan, prior to WWII - possibly earlier.
This fine vintage teacup is a fine translucent bone china, with 12 twisted raised areas that swirl around the inside of the teacup and push up into to the mouth in sharp edge columns that are accented with gold on a cinnabar background. This swirl design and edge detail is mirrored in the matching saucer. The china teacup is overlayed in several mountain and garden scences - completely handpainted. 6 pointed star-shaped leaves in brown and rust. Rusty cinnabar (red) blossoms with gold stamens are sitting upon a bed of delicately painted leaves.

Blue mountains with olive green trees shading some thatched roofed sunning huts next to a stream, river or lake. There is a scene - looking at a waterfall through fall colored leaves that appear to be in motion - moving in the soft breeze. A Mother and Child in repose - they appear to be speaking to each other. The Child is in its Mother's embrace upon a gold tatami mat with red trim, They rest quietly in this beautiful scenery next to a stream, river or lake with trees and a large blue mountain in the distance. THE DETAIL IN THEIR KIMONOS IS ASTOUNDING! Peach and soft green; the draping is painted in thin black detail with gold patterns in the folds of their kimonos. All of this wonderful handpainted detail is sitting timelessly upon a translucent white porcelain. And to top it off the teacup has a bowed Bamboo-textured handle in a rich cinnabar.

The saucer has a very detailed edge (matches teacup) in the precise stripe (representing rain?) and circle (representing clouds? ) pattern in gold on cinnabar. The saucer has the same raised swirl detail in the porcelain as the teacup. The swirls give the saucer scene a dream appearance as the swirl makes its way up to the edge of the piece. The well blended pattern continues with the same painted details of the cup upon a pure white Japanese porcelain background. We believe this to be a much earlier piece than cataloged.


teacup & saucer view

MARK: Red mark reading Nippon "Japan" on both cup & saucer bottom. Early to Mid 20th century, 1910 - mid 1930's (before WWII) - possibly earlier.


teacup hallmark

COLORS: The set is white porcelain china with a cinnabar (red) border in a gold gilt trim; its decoration is green, soft peach/yellow, and gold with the colors of the Fall or Autumn season.

SIZE: The delicate cup is about 2" tall; its mouth has a diameter of about 3.5.a€ The saucer is about 5.5" in diameter.

CONDITION: Excellent Antique Vintage Condition (no chips, cracks, loss of detail (rubbing), crazing or repairs); detailing is bright. The only noticed imperfection is some red paint loss at outside (leading edge) base of handle. Retail sticker residue present on bottom. Inner bowl of teacup needs some cleaning, as does the set in general.




teacup & saucer back view

Interest in the humble art of the Japanese village potter was revived in a folk movement of the 1920s by such master potters as Shoji Hamada and Kawai Kajiro. These artists studied traditional glazing techniques to preserve native wares in danger of disappearing. A number of institutions came under the aegis of the Cultural Properties Protection Division.

The kilns at Tamba, overlooking Kobe, continued to produce the daily wares used in the Tokugawa period, while adding modern shapes. Most of the village wares were made anonymously by local potters for utilitarian purposes. Local styles, whether native or imported, tended to be continued without alteration into the present. Many items were produced by these porcelain kilns for the American and Eurpoean home & tourist trade markets of the early to mid 20th century.


Antiques| Decorative Arts| Ceramics | Porcelain | Cups | Saucers | Bone China | Translucent | 1900 | 1910 | 1920 |1930| Tea Coffee Chocolate Cups | Saucers | Plates | Vintage China Pottery | 20th Century | Collectable


Payment Options: ECheck / MasterCard, American Express or Visa Credit Card through PayPal.
Shipping Options: More than one item awarded from us at seaside*collectibles? We'll consolidate all of the shipping costs in this bid period. Winning bidder responsible for all shipping/handling fees. We ship primarily USPS Priority with delivery confirmation. Federal Express delivery & shipping insurance (recommended) are optional.

Customer Service & Shipping Policy: International bidders are always welcome. International rates will be based on location and preferred shipping method.California Residents pay Sales tax. Items lost or damaged in transit are the buyer/carrier responsibility. All shipping and optional insurance costs are to be prepaid by the buyer.

ABOUT seaside*collectibles

Our goal at seaside*collectibles is to provide a first-rate product, excellent customer service and satisfaction. Our Customer Promise. All items as described and well packaged for shipping. We want you to visit our sale site again and again. Any inquiries? Please email us.



All contents & photographs copyright 2000-12 Seaside*Collectibles/Spindrift Cove. All rights reserved.





Listing details

Seller policies
Shipping discount
No combined shipping offered
Posted for sale
More than a week ago
Item number


Priced $61.99. Categorized under Antiques >> Decorative Arts >> Ceramics & Porcelain >> Cups & Saucers. Age: 1900-1940, Original/Repro: Original, Condition: Excellent overall, Primary Material: Ceramic, Porcelain, Type: Cups, Saucers. Early JAPANESE CHINA TEA CUP SET. Mother and Child Unconfirmed Family Mark. Made in Japan Early 20th Century 1910 - 1935. TYPE: TEACUP & SAUCER SET ORIGIN - AGE: 1910 - 1935 CONDITION: NO CHIPS, CRACKS, CRAZING, REPAIRS OR PATERN LOS DE.