Japanese tea set

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Schaumburg illinois USA
Description from user:

Pre war Japanese tea set, service for 8 plus pitcher, bowl plates, cups etc. Brought back from Japan by father after WWII. All are marked on bottom made in japan

Answered within 24 minutes
By Delia
Mar 16, 17:24 UTC
Fair Market Value
$40 - $60 USD
Suggested Asking Price $74 USD
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Hi Richard,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
I think I've got the piece count correct but please let me now if I'm off in any way so I can amend this as appropriate.
There are a lot of Japanese-export tea and coffee sets on the market but collectors prefer ones that are marked with the maker's names or marks; yours does not have that. In addition, because the decoration varies, it looks like this is a combination of at least two different sets.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage 21-piece Japanese export assembled parcel gilt painted porcelain dessert set
made for the European market, mid 20th Century
most with red and green foliate decoration on a white ground with a gilt line border, marked MADE IN JAPAN to the bottom.
8 cups with 8 saucers with foliate decoration
1 oval dessert platter with foliate decoration
1 tea pot with dot and swag decoration
1 cream pitcher with dot and swag decoration
1 sugar bowl with dot and swag decoration
1 associated (undecorated) cream pitcher
CONDITION: with some use wear, including minor chips from age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$40-60 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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