- Pattern: C-7215
- Made in Japan
- Vintage: 1960’s – 1970’s (estimated)
- Details: This is an absolutely gorgeous teacup with its matching saucer. It is Japanese porcelain with turquoise / aqua band covered with the most beautiful gold filigree design! Both pieces have gold rims and the cup has gold accents on the handle and foot. There are several things that make this teacup stand-out, starting with the colors and the gold work, but it also has an iridescent finish (lusterware) on the inside of the cup, it swirls with bands of pink, blue green and yellow as you view it, a most beautiful and unique effect. Then there’s the gorgeous shape of the handle, and the scalloped foot, it’s just really beautiful. Both pieces retain their original stickers on the bottom which reads: “Napcoware Import Japan” it also has a gold stamped number, we’re guessing it’s the pattern number: “C-7215” . Gorgeous gift for a teacup collector, we can tell you this one is very RARE find, not frequently found. A true delight to drink out of this cup or to simply display it.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: Cup: 3.0 inches Tall, 3.5 inches in Diameter (top opening) and 2.0 inches in Diameter, (foot). Saucer: 5.75 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, cracks or scratches on either of these pieces. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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National Potteries Corporation, (Napco), was founded in Bedford, Ohio, in 1938 by Irwin Garber, David Rein and Mr. Payner. They originally produced their own porcelain and glass but after World War II, Napco started importing collectible ceramic novelty items from Japan. Those items so loved and collected today include: ceramic planters, decorative glass, novelty figurines and their ever famous Head Vases. This helped Napco grow very fast in the 50’s and 60’s. However, during the 1960’s Napco faced hard competition from Lefton, Enesco, as well as from one of their own, Irwin Garber. Irwin left Napco to start International Art Ware Corp (Inarco), which also imported glass and ceramics from Japan, including the head vases that had been so popular for Napco. Like most importers at the time, due to competition, Napco started importing from China as well. In 1986, Napco purchased Inarco and moved the company headquarters to Jacksonville, Florida where they remain today. Napco used a wide array of marks-some transfer marks and some paper labels. The paper labels feature various wording, such as: “A Napco Collection,” “Napco originals by Giftware,” “National Potteries Co., Cleveland, OH, Made in Japan,” and “Napcoware”. With over 70 years of industry history as a prolific distributor during the 20th century, they continue into the 21st century providing exclusively designed products with exceptional quality.