These cups and saucers are in mint condition; it really doesn't appear they were ever used. There are no chips, cracks crazing or repairs. Please see photos for details. The Making of the Cups.This unique and rare set of 4 were a series reproduction endorsed by the. Designed by Mottahedeh, New York, the dishes were produced byVista Alegre, Portugal. Vista Alegre manufactured these cups and saucers for a short period of time around 1973; after which they have never been produced again. Vista Alegre, a venerable and well-respected Portuguese porcelain firm, has been producing. High quality porcelain since 1824. Since 1972, the Historic Charleston Foundation has licensed various high end. Manufacturers to reproduce items steeped in Charleston history. The Mottahedeh Company of New York City has been in business for over 85.
Years, and is the recognized leader in antique reproductions. They have made porcelain objects at the behest of the U. State Department and even for U. Their designs are adapted to luxury ceramics, primarily hard paste porcelain.
Historic Charleston reproduction series is no longer made, and a set of 4'like new' cups and saucers is rarely seen in the second-hand market. The Pineapple motif on these cups holds a very special meaning in Southern Hospitality. It is recognized as a traditional expression of Welcome throughout the south and in areas along the Eastern seaboard. Appearing on all sorts of items, from door knockers to quilts, the pineapple has come to symbolize those intangible assets we appreciate in a home; warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality! So, the fruit came to symbolize hospitality, generosity, and of course, wealth.
This set of four cups and saucers would make a lasting impression on any guests with their clear message of friendship, warmth and hospitality! The cups and saucers are described as objectively as possible. If an item has a scratch or ding, I will tell you. All pictures are of item to be sent. We are a small family business and will immediately replay to any questions concerning.
The item "Mottahedeh Historic Charleston Foundation Demitasse Cups & Saucers, 4 Sets" is in sale since Friday, June 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Cups & Saucers". The seller is "eastonattics" and is located in Easton, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, China.