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Japan Blue Willow Love Story Demitasse Cups & Saucers Set of Four Vintage Collectible Great Condition to Use and Display in Home Collection

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The LOVE STORY of BLUE WILLOW in a Lovely set of four Japan Blue Willow Demitasse Cups and Saucers. All are in very good condition with no chips or cracks. These are a deep blue in color and are all marked Made In Japan on the bottom. There is slight age crazing on inside of cups and a little age discoloration on bottom of a couple of the cups. This definitely adds to the antique and collectable character or each. The cups are 2 1/2" tall and 3" across top including dainty handle. The saucers are 4 1/2" across.

A truly elegant find from the past. These are most likely from right after the end of WWII. A grand old find with lots of memories from the past. Will display beautifully in your home and will always be a treasure to share with others. Perfect for your afternoon tea.

The BLUE WILLOW LOVE STORY..........Once there was a wealthy Mandarin, who had a beautiful daughter (Koong-se). She had fallen in love with her father's humble accounting assistant (Chang), angering her father. (It was inappropriate for them to marry due to their difference in social class.) He dismissed the young man and built a high fence around his house to keep the lovers apart. The Mandarin was planning for his daughter to marry a powerful Duke. The Duke arrived by boat to claim his bride, bearing a box of jewels as a gift. The wedding was to take place on the day the blossom fell from the willow tree.

On the eve of the daughter's wedding to the Duke, the young accountant, disguised as a servant, slipped into the palace unnoticed. As the lovers escaped with the jewels, the alarm was raised. They ran over a bridge, chased by the Mandarin, whip in hand. They eventually escaped on the Duke's ship to the safety of a secluded island, where they lived happily for years. But one day, the Duke learned of their refuge. Hungry for revenge, he sent soldiers, who captured the lovers and put them to death. The gods, moved by their plight, transformed the lovers into a pair of doves.

Please take a moment to check out other Blue Willow we have listed in shop. Thanks for shopping with us. NOTE: heavy fragile china item for shipping and our S&H fees must reflect this.

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Japan Blue Willow Love Story Demitasse Cups & Saucers Set of Four Vintage Collectible Great Condition to Use and Display in Home Collection


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: china, porcelain, blue willow print, flow blue print, deep blue color, elegant china, made in japan china, china glass blue willow cups, china glass blue willow set, china collection, demitasse china cups
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