- Pattern: Moss Rose (Discontinued)
- Made in Japan
- Vintage: circa 1960’s
- Details: This pretty teacup and saucer set is in the very popular, much imitated, “Moss Rose” pattern. It seems just about every porcelain manufacturer came out with a Moss Ross-like pattern. This one is of very fine porcelain and features pink roses, tiny unopened rose buds with gray and green leaves all along the outside of the cup. On the inside of the cup, a single pink rose is all that’s needed to make it truly beautiful. The saucer features the same border of roses and buds, and a single pink rose in the center. Both pieces are rimmed in gold and there’s a gold accent on the cup handle. Both pieces are stamped on the bottom: “Moss Rose, Diamond China, Made in Japan”. The reason the pattern is called Moss Rose is the hairy, or wispy, edge these roses have, growers thought they resembled moss. If you’re looking to complete your set of Moss Rose, please be very careful, this pattern was made by many different manufacturers through the years like: Bavarian, Sango, Fine China of Japan, Pompadour, Royal Sealy and others. They all look similar but there are variations. If that is not important to your collection efforts then you will find lots of available pieces, sizes and shapes in Moss Rose. This cup makes a great gift for a teacup collector, a tea lover or you! There is a minor condition issue, please see “Condition” below.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 4.5 inches Tall (including the lid), 6 inches Wide (including the handles). 3.5 inches in Diameter and the mouth opening is 2.25 inches in Diameter.
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Good Condition. The cup has a very small chip next to the handle (photographed for you). There are no scratches or crazing on either of these pieces and gold rims are in great condition. PLEASE REVIEW ALL PICTURES BEFORE PURCHASING. ALL SALES FINAL. 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.
- Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise stated. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.
The Moss Rose pattern was named for an heirloom variety of rose, popular in the Victorian era. Moss Rose was first introduced as a dinnerware/china pattern in the early 1800’s. Believed to have originated in England the pattern became very popular, and because of its popularity, the pattern has been produced/copied by several companies. Some of the most productive manufacturers were in England, France and Japan. The popularity of this pattern declined in the early 1900’s but became popular again in post-war Japan as a popular American import up to the 1960’s.