Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today's Tiny Treasure - A Children's Tea Service, ca. 1920-30's

This children's tea set probably belonged to Louise Moran, daughter of J.H. Moran III and Virginia Shumate Moran.  She was born in 1924 so this set is probably late 1920's or early 1930's  It's complete and in pristine condition.  The hallmark simply says "Made in Japan".  The colors are vibrant and with the exception of the windmill the theme seems to be Asian in motif. The box is original and in poor condition but the service itself is exquisite.  It's an excellent example of what well-to-do young girls were playing with during that time period.

I wish I had taken a before picture so you could see how 80+ years of grime had taken it's toll.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I just acquired this set from an elderly lady. It belonged to her sister and was given to her by her grandmother. The lady I got it from will be 93 this year, so it's been around a while. Unfortunately a few of the cups were broken, but it is still nice.