Beautiful 16 piece set of vintage/antique hand painted pottery ceramica espresso cups with saucers from the renown region of Deruta, Italy. Deruta ceramics are famous for their rich colors and intricate hand painted patterns.
This is an antique pattern of teal flowers, scrolls and pinwheel swirls on white. These older pieces are actually less precise in their technique from modern Deruta pieces. Their handmade quality is evident. You may see some spill over paint from a cup rim, variations in the intensity of paint color, or uneven glazing. These cups and saucers are in beautiful vintage condition!
There is only one very tiny chip on one saucer and another has two even smaller ones (see pics). All others are free of cracks or chips. One cup has a repaired handle (see pic).
Several cups have very minuscule chips (see pics). Overall those are minor flaws in cups of this age and more typical of vintage wear.
Saucers measure 5 1/4 in diameter. Cups measure 3 in diameter, 3 3/4 with handle and 2 3/8 H.The Old World elegance of these espresso cups and saucers mix well with other Italian ceramica and bring beauty to any table setting. The item "Vintage Deruta Italy Hand-Painted Pottery Espresso Cups and Saucers Set of 8" is in sale since Tuesday, May 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Italian". The seller is "lmiseyko" and is located in Pompano Beach, Florida. 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, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, 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.