The name refers to Japanese porcelain with an overglaze printed decoration of Japanese ladies in kimonos. Printing was done most often in red, but some geisha girl porcelain has the primary design printed in black or dark brown. The primary red printed motifs are usually embellished with detailing in overglaze enamels in blues, gold, reds, greens, and yellows. Gold gilt is sometimes used to decorate handles and rims. From 1910 to 1915, white and yellow enamel dots, lines, stars, and zigzags began to be used as a less expensive alternative to gold enameling.These wares began production in the last quarter of the 19th century and continued to be manufactured into the early 1950s. Most were produced prior to the beginning of World War II. The Collector's Encyclopedia of Geisha Girl Porcelain by Elyce Litts, 1988, catalogs over 200 different patterns of these collectible wares. The cups have the face of an oriental woman seemingly impressed at the bottom. The picture impressed in the porcelain is a lithophane. That can only be seen when held against the light. That helps us date this tea set as being made in the 1930s. Most of this kind of porcelain appears to have been made by the Kutani factory in Japan.
At the bottom it says Japan in Japanese meaning it was originally not made for export. The set includes 6 cups, 6 saucers, 6 plates, 1 sugar bowl with 1 lid, 1 creamer, 1 tea pot with 1 lid and 1 strainer, total of 24 pieces, complete set, no damage, perfect condition. Each cup is 1 3/4'' (4.5 cm) high and including the handle 4 1/8'' (10.5 cm) wide.The saucers are 5 1/8'' (13 cm). The (cake or breakfast) plates are 6 1/8'' (15.5 cm). The creamer is 2 3/4'' (7 cm) high and 4 1/8'' (10.5 cm) wide. The sugar bowl is 3 3/4'' (9.5 cm) high and 5 1/2'' (14 cm) wide.
The tea pot is 7 1/2'' (19 cm) high and 7 3/4'' (19.5 cm) wide. All measurements are taken including handles etc. >>>Please note that we often use recycled packaging materials, especially for larger pieces. They are safe and strong and are eco friendly which is good for our environmental consciousness but are often not very pretty.The item "Vintage Japanese Geishaware Tea set Teacups, full tea set for 6, 1930's" is in sale since Friday, September 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Dinnerware & Serveware\Teapots & Tea Sets". The seller is "estellamuriel" and is located in Mugla. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.