Tournai - Coffee cup + saucer - Empire - Softpaste porcelain

Tournai - Coffee cup + saucer - Empire - Softpaste porcelain
Belgium - 19th century

Cup and saucer in soft porcelain of Tournai with a design called "Jeux d'Enfants". Empire shape with printed décor. The cup is litron-shaped and decorated on the outside with Chinese characters on a terrace. The interior edge is adorned with a large floral garland. The bottom of the cup is decorated with a sitting Chinese figure, smoking a pipe. The handle is round in shape and fully decorated. The saucer is with raised sides covered with a floral decoration, a child playing with a monkey decorates the well. The flared shape of these saucers made it possible to incorporate water, which was intended to cool the liquid in the cup. Dated to the late 19th century. Very good condition.

Cup dimensions: Length: 8 cm - Diameter: 6,2 cm - Height: Saucer: Diameter: 13.3 cm - Height: 3 cm

Lot details
Coffee cup + saucer
Softpaste porcelain
Manufacturer/ Brand
Model/ Name
Jeux d'enfants
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
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