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Posted 3 years ago

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Mcgarrett50
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One of my mothers tea sets ,it has two different sized pots ,4 cups and saucers plus a cream and sugar.On the bottom of each cup there is a womans face visible only when held up to the light. The surface is highly decorated and some detailing is raised (piped ?) and has gold finish on it. My mother has owned this set for approx 25 yrs any information on its history would be wonderful.

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  1. Mcgarrett50 Mcgarrett50, 3 years ago
    Also wondering if the process to hide the faces in the bottom of the cups has a specific name or term ?? Is this used anywhere else in porceline manufactoring?
  2. Mcgarrett50 Mcgarrett50, 3 years ago
    Solved ,much thanks to Chickpicker ! Her comment and link on Songwriter53,s vase gave me the info I was looking for. Thanks again .
  3. Mcgarrett50 Mcgarrett50, 3 years ago
    Although I now know what type of porceline this is, I was curious if anyone has seen the faces in the cups before ?? In all my searches I,ve never seen this before on any type of porceline or china anyone else ???? Thankyou.
  4. JonesFamily, 3 years ago
    The picture in the bottom of the cups are called lithophane. Check this site. http://www.lithophane.org.uk/japanese/japanese.html

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