Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)
Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)

Antique Pair of Rose Medallion Demitasse Cups and Saucers (Set #4)

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Rose Medallion is an exquisite, beloved classic pattern that abounds with beautiful colors and details that has captivated china lovers for hundreds of years.

This is a beautiful married pair of demitasse cups and saucers.  One saucer is Rose Mandarin and the other is Rose Canton.  One cup is traditional Rose Canton (but with many butterflies) and the other is the beautiful Thousand Butterfly pattern.  The saucers are 4.25" in diameter and each cup is 3"x2"x2."  The Rose Canton cup is marked "Made in China" and the Thousand Butterflies one is "China."  The Rose Mandarin saucer is marked "China" and the Rose Canton one is marked "Made in China."  The Thousand Butterfly cup has a shallow hairline on the inner cup not visible on the outside (see picture).

Even if you may not collect cups the plates are gorgeous and still are a lovely addition to a collection!

General Note for the Rose Medallion Event Sale:  Please note that these pieces are antique and have typical wear commensurate with age (mild paint wear, flea bites).  Large defects will be noted above if present.  Pictures are part of the description, please review closely.  

Terminology:

Rose Medallion:  Pattern with alternating panels of botanicals or with people around a central medallion

Rose Canton:  A Rose Medallion pattern with alternating panels of botanicals, flowers, insects and birds around a central medallion.

Rose Mandarin:  A Rose Medallion pattern with alternating panels of people with botanicals

Dating:

No date with a unglazed foot:  Circa 1860

"China": Circa 1890

"Made in China":  Circa 1920

Chinese symbols or "Made in Hong Kong":  More contemporary although any in this collection are believed to be vintage.