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    Posted 8 years ago

    toracat
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    From Internet: “Loving Geishas” which depict two women and the “Elaborate Geisha” who looks alluringly over her shoulder with intricate detailing including strands of hair and brocade collar. Rarest and most sought after though are the nudes, single and double figures in classic pin up poses or reclining. The most interesting to me is the one called the “Posing Nude” who sits naked with her arm held bent at the elbow to show her muscles—she seems to be saying “you can look but don’t touch!” HELLO! I just received this cup!!! Japanese Dragon cups! I have two now!! I posted other before with the one beauty! Now I have 2 cups and 3 beauties! I only wish my camera would take clearer photos! Thanks for looking! DonLithophane is an invented word formed from the Greek for stone, litho, and phanes, meaning appearance, so translated is “appearing in stone”Now these lovely geisha cups are nowhere near that old. The Japanese began creating them in the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s. The cups are usually quite thin and the picture is created by varying the thickness of the porcelain in the bottom of the cup.

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    1. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Cute! thanks!
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Okay Toracat, whats up you left me hanging one these Geisha's!!
      These are on porcelain?
      Are they on these dragon cups?
    3. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Lithophane is an invented word formed from the Greek for stone, litho, and phanes, meaning appearance, so translated is “appearing in stone”Now these lovely geisha cups are nowhere near that old. The Japanese began creating them in the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s. The cups are usually quite thin and the picture is created by varying the thickness of the porcelain in the bottom of the cup. hi! thanks for asking you hold cup up and look in bottom to see picture! don
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Thanks Don, I've learnt something new for the day.
    5. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      You are welcome! When you take last sip of tea you get a bonus surprise!
    6. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 8 years ago
      I've just found a Chinese tea set today with just a geishas head at the bottom of the cups, No nudes :(
      They are not as pretty as these ones. They are of a Country setting.
      These are lovely
    7. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      I wish my camera was better! They look better in person! The lady flexing her arm has my name!!! I can't believe it! tattooed on left breast! She must love me! haha Thanks
    8. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thanks Phil Take care
    9. kygurl32 kygurl32, 8 years ago
      absolutely gorgeous
    10. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thank you kygurl, from Kentucky!!!
    11. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      toracat, nice DRAGONWARE!!! I love dragons and know about Japanese Dragonware pieces...very collectable!!! The Geisha's are very pretty!! But not mentioned to much many years ago :)
    12. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thank you Mary, I really like them! Dragons and Moonstones! You are beautiful and very kind!
    13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Don, you are a wonderful man and you have great pieces to show :) I have Antique Loose Moonstones if you would like me to send you one to set into a mens ring...let me know..they are a gorgeous blue in shimmer :)
    14. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      I will email you !
    15. CGwife, 8 years ago
      I have recently purchased a tea set on an island in Alaska and I know nothing about it. While searching through the Internet I located a picture of your cup and saucer with the posing nude geisha. Your cup and saucer are identical to the set that I purchased. I have had a hard time learning anything about these pieces and I am wondering if you could give me a little information about this particular set. My set includes 6 cups (with posing nude geisha), 6 saucers, teapot w/lid, sugar bowl w/lid and cream or milk holder. I am very curious to know when it was made and where? Maybe even the value if you can?
    16. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Hi made from late 1800's up to 1950's. Nudes are worth the most. What I have seen is maybe up to $100. or so for nudes. Big set? maybe a lot! Check Ebay!
    17. CGwife, 8 years ago
      Thank You! eBay doesn't have this exact one and I am not interested in selling because I do love this set just curious to know if I overpaid. Thank you!
    18. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      You are welcome, they are made by different layers of porcelain for the picture!
    19. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 7 years ago
      Absolutely stunning!!! I have a cup & saucer with the Geisha head but have never seen the nudes. I thought mine would be 1940's would I be correct? Same dragon pattern on cup & saucer
    20. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      . The Japanese began creating them in the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s. The cups are usually quite thin and the picture is created by varying the thickness of the porcelain in the bottom of the cup. hi! thanks for asking you hold cup up and look in bottom to see picture! don thanks!!
    21. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Stunning!!!!
    22. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Thanks SEAN! Wish my camera was better! The lady flexing has my name tattooed on her breast!!! Can you believe that!!!
    23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      your very welcome Don!!! doe really , I look a little closer:)
    24. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      I wish! Another dream lover!
    25. irfan irfan, 7 years ago
      how much if at auction
    26. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Wow... These are stunning...
    27. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Thank you! Dr. Hi irfan, they are not worth a fortune, for sure, they are on ebay sometimes! Where do you live?
    28. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragonware-FairyLand-China-Childrens-Kids-Cups-Brown-Dragon-MIJ-/290958506358?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43be7a7976
    29. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Is that it?
    30. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dragon-Painted-Tea-Cup-And-Saucer-/190858311283?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c700ab673
    31. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago

      How do you know if the nude girls would show up?

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-pc-VINTAGE-JAPAN-MORIAGE-DRAGON-WARE-TEA-SET-TEAPOT-CREAM-SUGAR-CUPS-SAUCER-/330982609689?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d1019d319
    32. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      All my life nude girls have shown up!!! They like me!!
    33. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      You are too funny... :)
    34. irfan irfan, 7 years ago
      I am from Indonesia, my father's grandfather possessed this teapot 1 set, with 6 cups along its base, 1 large pot, 1 milk jug, 1 sugar bowl, place 1 cake plate and 6 large plates. but here not nude pictures japanese woman but as the head of a princess image Japan degan flower in his ear with a tuck. so I asked if there was a pot of what value if auctioned and i know my, this is a glass tea cups are designed for guests at a time because the electricity was not available and this is where the beauty of this glass appears when we menjamukan tea to the guests at night and when the glass in the lift to be taken pictures at the bottom of this glass ter view of bias light candles on the table, and I also have tried was right, thank you.
    35. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      irfan you are welcome! If you are ever in California, come and we will drink tea!! Don
    36. irfan irfan, 7 years ago
      hehehe. I'll show glass photo
    37. irfan irfan, 7 years ago
      I understand that most are sold on ebay was a fake.
    38. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Thyese are not fake, 100% sure!
    39. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Kittycat, did you look at the links I posted here? What do you think of those?
    40. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      I did see! Sometimes the ones with pictures are on there! prrrrr!
      Lithophane is an invented word formed from the Greek for stone, litho, and phanes, meaning appearance, so translated is “appearing in stone”Now these lovely geisha cups are nowhere near that old. The Japanese began creating them in the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s. The cups are usually quite thin and the picture is created by varying the thickness of the porcelain in the bottom of the cup. hi! thanks for asking you hold cup up and look in bottom to see picture! Your Cat Don
    41. irfan irfan, 7 years ago
      why is there no picture on the bottom of the glass, it's not original fake
    42. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Thanks KittyDon...
    43. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      irfan, I am saying mine are not fake, some do not have pictures
    44. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Thanks Dr.!! XXOOXX
    45. irfan irfan, 7 years ago
      take a look at this link http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/97715-japenese-moriage-dragonware-lithopane-ge?in=1023

      These models link neighbors with the same cup, in the bottom of the cup means that do not have a picture ya mean false
    46. irfan irfan, 7 years ago
      take a look at this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithophane

      This means that artificial euro
    47. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Thank You!
    48. quietcool777, 5 years ago
      I am glad that I found this, I had no idea what I even owned. I have 3 cups and saucers, I have the muscle arm like yours, a pose from waist up with both arms up and hands behind her head and a full body like she is sitting on a rock.
    49. toracat toracat, 5 years ago
      Thanks! I think it is quitecool that you have these also!!! toracat

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