Venetian Merletto White Lace Blue Tea Demitasse Cup Saucer & Plate Set Vintage. Stunning and very rare vintage or antique porcelain china tea and coffee set with a Venetian white merletto enamel lace pattern on a deep sky or royal blue background (lighter than the dark cobalt blue), with accents inside the cups' rims, gold gilded edges and handles. Pieces are marked with a painted three leaf clover and the number 8225. This set was very likely decorated in Venice, Italy.
Exact age unknown but there is no doubt that this is a very old set. Salviati, Testolini, Ginori, Pauly, Pagliarin, Cozzi, Rigo, and many others made this beautiful hand enameled china with the patterns from the "Lace Of Burano". Set includes: 4 tea cups (1-7/8" tall, 3-1/4" diameter) 6 tea cup saucers (5-1/2" diameter) 6 demitasse cups (2" tall, 2" diameter) 6 demitasse saucers (4-1/2" diameter) 6 dessert plates (6-3/4 diameter). Condition: In very nice vintage condition with signs or age/wear.One tea cup has a hairline on the side and another tea cup has a superficial bruise/crack on the base that does not penetrate to the other side of the porcelain (see pictures #3-5). No other cracks or chips. Blue background on some plates/saucers show some fogginess markings and color variations from age/use (see pictures #8 & 10 as examples). Gold rims and handles have a nice vintage patina. Only a few spots of gold wear.
Gold is mostly intact on the pieces. Since this is either an antique or vintage set, natural flaws from production are common and to be expected. Set comes as is, as made and as found.
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Please view and enlarge all images. The pictures are part of the description.If you are not completely happy with the item when it arrives then we kindly ask you to please get in touch with us to discuss any problems you may have. The item "Venetian Merletto White Lace Blue Tea Demitasse Cup Saucer & Plate Set Vintage" is in sale since Friday, July 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Other China & Dinnerware".
The seller is "salonikaangel" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.