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Demitasse & Saucer, Andrea by Sadek, Oriental Imari, Set of 2, Japan

Demitasse & Saucer, Andrea by Sadek, Oriental Imari, Set of 2, Japan

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  • Pattern:  Espresso Cups & Saucers, Oriental Imari by Sadek, Set of 2 
  • Made in:  Japan 
  • Vintage: 1990's 
  • Details:  This espresso cup & saucer set has a gorgeous Imari pattern.  As with all Imari, it's busy, colorful and really exciting! There's a lot of meaning behind all the images, (see below), it's fun to learn about the Japanese meanings.  These pieces are signed by the artist in blue Japanese characters and sold through Andrea by Sadek.  All pieces have gold rims and gold accents on the cup handles.  These cups will delight any user while sipping Espresso, Cuban, Greek or Turkish coffee.  They would make a great gift for an espresso lover or Chinoiserie collector!  
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  Cup: 2.25 inches Tall, 2.25 inches in Diameter.  Saucer: 4.75 inches in Diameter
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent condition, no chips or cracks, or scratches.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we cannot accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.

The pattern features lots of flowers that symbolize beginning, abundance and rejuvenation. There are also pine trees and bamboo, when seen together; pine, bamboo and plum blossom, as in this set, they signify a healthy and long lasting life. The peony in the center of the saucers is also known as the 'King of Flowers', and it's a symbol of good fortune.

Andrea by Sadek was founded in 1936 by Charles and Norman Sadek and it is still family owned.  It is also known as Charles Sadek Import Company and they are  headquartered in New Rochelle, New York.  Charles named the company Andrea in honor of his daughter, who is still involved in the design of their products.  After WWII Norman Sadek started trade with Japan an inspired Japanese factories to produce higher quality products.  You can still find, if rarely, Andrea by Sadek products in the market with the stamp “Occupied Japan”.   Sadek is a leader in the gift and tableware industry, they have beautiful porcelain products such as: flowers, birds and other figurines, as well as salt and pepper shakers, tea sets and tea accessories, lamps, dinnerware and much more.  Sadly in November, 2010, Norman  Sadek passed away.  Today his son Jim, along with his wife, and Norman's daughters Andrea and Lauren, all run the company.

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