Beautiful Shafford* Japan luster teacup and saucer with raised (moriage) rooster** design.
Teacup is light blue luster, with roosters in colours of white, gold/beige, burgundy/orange, blue, and yellow on front, raised white dots on back, and gilt on rim and handle. Interior of teacup is a pastel multi-colour luster. Saucer is light blue luster, with raised rooster design in middle, and gilt trimmed.
Shafford backstamp was used from 1940's-1970's.
In very good condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs (both pieces ting nicely) - teacup handle does show gilt loss.
Teacup - 9,3cm (3.66") diameter mouth x 6,8cm (2.67") high
Saucer - 14cm (5.51") diameter
*Shafford bone china was produced in Japan in the mid-1900s. Shafford exported pieces to the United States from Japan starting in the 1940s and ending in the 1970s.
**In ancient Japanese myth, the rooster was said to have tempted the sun goddess, Amaterasu, out of her cavern, bringing light back into the sky after a period of ultimate darkness. In recognition of the rooster’s bravery during this time of despair, this Japanese bird is symbolic of courage throughout Japan. Due to their relation with the goddess Amaterasu, roosters are regarded as sacred birds, permitted to roam freely around Shinto temples. -thejapaneseshop.co.uk/blog
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