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18th C Chinese Export Teacup Founding Father Gouverneur Morri New York

18th C Chinese Export Teacup Founding Father Gouverneur Morri New York

Chinese C Gouverneur 18th Father Founding Export Morri Teacup York New

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Antique Haviland C Fine Porcelain Theodore R Davis Tea Cup President Hayes

Antique Haviland C Fine Porcelain Theodore R Davis Tea Cup President Hayes

Fine Hayes Davis President Theodore Cup Porcelain Tea Antique R C Haviland

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12 Pc Antique Meissen B-form Teacups Saucers Floral Crossed Sword Tea Set B154

12 Pc Antique Meissen B-form Teacups Saucers Floral Crossed Sword Tea Set B154

Pc Teacups B-form Crossed Meissen Set 12 Sword Floral Tea B154 Antique Saucers

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Chinese Export Porcelain Teacups Pair Antique 19th Century

Chinese Export Porcelain Teacups Pair Antique 19th Century

Porcelain Teacups Century Antique Export Chinese 19th Pair

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A Japanese Art Pottery Saka Koraizaemon 12th Generation Family Hagi Tea Cup

A Japanese Art Pottery Saka Koraizaemon 12th Generation Family Hagi Tea Cup

Generation Pottery Hagi Cup A Tea Family Koraizaemon 12th Art Japanese Saka

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Chrysanthemum By And Co Sterling Silver Tea Cup With Lenox Liner 2634

Chrysanthemum By And Co Sterling Silver Tea Cup With Lenox Liner 2634

Sterling Chrysanthemum Silver Lenox With By Cup Liner And Tea 2634 Co

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Tibetan Solid Silver Tea Stand C1880 260gm Jade Spinach Green Brown Cup Amazing

Tibetan Solid Silver Tea Stand C1880 260gm Jade Spinach Green Brown Cup Amazing

Cup Jade Amazing 260gm Green Silver Spinach Brown Tea Solid Stand C1880 Tibetan

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Chinese Antique Export Porcelain Tea Cup And Saucer Eagle Crest Great Seal 1700s

Chinese Antique Export Porcelain Tea Cup And Saucer Eagle Crest Great Seal 1700s

Cup Saucer Chinese Eagle Porcelain Export Tea 1700s And Great Antique Seal Crest

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Vintage 1960 Russian Sterling Silver 916 Enamel Cup Plate Gold Wash Tea Set

Vintage 1960 Russian Sterling Silver 916 Enamel Cup Plate Gold Wash Tea Set

Cup Sterling 916 Enamel Russian Silver Tea Plate Vintage 1960 Set Wash Gold

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Chinese Antique Song Dynastyjingdezhen Qingbai Porcelain Tea Cup With Saucer

Chinese Antique Song Dynastyjingdezhen Qingbai Porcelain Tea Cup With Saucer

Antique Porcelain Chinese Saucer Dynastyjingdezhen With Cup Qingbai Tea Song

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Jade Antique Bowl - Tea Cup Antique Chinese Qing

Jade Antique Bowl - Tea Cup Antique Chinese Qing

Bowl Chinese Qing Antique Jade Tea - Antique Cup

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Royal Crown Derby Imari 1925 Six Tea Cups Perfect Condition

Royal Crown Derby Imari 1925 Six Tea Cups Perfect Condition

Crown Six Derby 1925 Perfect Condition Tea Imari Royal Cups

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Chinese Antique Blue And White Porcelain Tea Cup And Saucer Rare

Chinese Antique Blue And White Porcelain Tea Cup And Saucer Rare

Saucer And Porcelain And Tea Chinese Cup White Antique Blue Rare

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Ancient China Chinese Kangxi Dynasty Blue White Lidded Tea Cup Signed

Ancient China Chinese Kangxi Dynasty Blue White Lidded Tea Cup Signed

Cup White China Chinese Kangxi Blue Ancient Signed Dynasty Lidded Tea

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Antique Art Nouveau Glass Silver Overlay Milkcream Pitcher Cup For Teacoffee

Antique Art Nouveau Glass Silver Overlay Milkcream Pitcher Cup For Teacoffee

Glass Cup Silver Nouveau Pitcher For Art Milkcream Antique Teacoffee Overlay

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Vintage 14k Gold You Are My Cup Of Tea 3d Charm Move Cup Saucer Heart Amethyst

Vintage 14k Gold You Are My Cup Of Tea 3d Charm Move Cup Saucer Heart Amethyst

Tea Of Heart Are Saucer 3d Charm Cup 14k My Vintage You Move Gold Amethyst Cup

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Antique 1912 Royal Doulton Persian Parrot Green Chintz 23pc Tea Set

Antique 1912 Royal Doulton Persian Parrot Green Chintz 23pc Tea Set

Antique Royal 23pc 1912 Doulton Tea Set Parrot Chintz Persian Green

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Vintage Chinese Watercolor Paintings Prunus Ginger Jars Vintage China Teacups

Vintage Chinese Watercolor Paintings Prunus Ginger Jars Vintage China Teacups

Paintings Ginger Watercolor Teacups Jars Vintage China Prunus Vintage Chinese

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Beautiful Russian Amber Teacup Saucer Set Hand Crafted Russian 875 Silver

Beautiful Russian Amber Teacup Saucer Set Hand Crafted Russian 875 Silver

Saucer 875 Crafted Amber Silver Hand Russian Russian Beautiful Teacup Set

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1868 Rare Antique English Victorian Shadowbox Teacup Saucer Plate Set 18

1868 Rare Antique English Victorian Shadowbox Teacup Saucer Plate Set 18

1868 Shadowbox Antique Set Teacup 18 Plate Victorian Rare Saucer English

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English Porcelain Rare 1825 Tea Cup And Saucer Trio Ridgway Teacup Cake Plate

English Porcelain Rare 1825 Tea Cup And Saucer Trio Ridgway Teacup Cake Plate

Cup Plate English Porcelain Tea Trio 1825 Cake Ridgway Rare And Teacup Saucer

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Chinese Jadeite Green Hard Stone Teacups And Saucers With Coupe Bowl Group

Chinese Jadeite Green Hard Stone Teacups And Saucers With Coupe Bowl Group

Chinese Coupe Green With Group Hard And Stone Saucers Jadeite Teacups Bowl

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Rare Aynsley Teacup Bailey Signed Cabbage Rose Poppy Cup And Saucer

Rare Aynsley Teacup Bailey Signed Cabbage Rose Poppy Cup And Saucer

Aynsley Signed And Poppy Teacup Cabbage Rare Saucer Bailey Rose Cup

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Antique Tea Cup Sets 53 And 6 Antique Misc - Large Collection 59 800 Obo

Antique Tea Cup Sets 53 And 6 Antique Misc - Large Collection 59 800 Obo

Antique 53 Sets 800 Misc Large 59 Collection And 6 Tea Obo Cup - Antique

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Blue White Porcelain Tea Cup

Blue White Porcelain Tea Cup

White Porcelain Tea Blue Cup

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Gorham Sterling Silver Bouillon Cup Lenox Porcelain Edgeworth 763g Demitasse Tea

Gorham Sterling Silver Bouillon Cup Lenox Porcelain Edgeworth 763g Demitasse Tea

Cup Lenox Demitasse Silver Gorham Porcelain Sterling Bouillon Edgeworth Tea 763g

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Antique Japanese Nishimi Saku 8 Sided Tray W-5 Cup Tea Set Elegant Nice

Antique Japanese Nishimi Saku 8 Sided Tray W-5 Cup Tea Set Elegant Nice

Nishimi W-5 Tea Antique Japanese Saku Elegant Nice Sided Cup 8 Set Tray

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Antique Coalport England Tea Cup Saucer Green Cobalt Heavy Gold Circa 1891

Antique Coalport England Tea Cup Saucer Green Cobalt Heavy Gold Circa 1891

England Tea Gold Green Cobalt Heavy Coalport 1891 Antique Circa Cup Saucer

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Rare Antique Paragon Triple Warrant Hand Painted Multicolor Teacup Saucer Set

Rare Antique Paragon Triple Warrant Hand Painted Multicolor Teacup Saucer Set

Saucer Multicolor Teacup Rare Antique Set Triple Warrant Paragon Painted Hand

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Pair Old Rare Chinese Yongzheng Marked Vitriol Gilding Porcelain Teacup X46

Pair Old Rare Chinese Yongzheng Marked Vitriol Gilding Porcelain Teacup X46

Porcelain Vitriol X46 Chinese Yongzheng Old Teacup Gilding Rare Marked Pair

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Theodore Haviland Limoges France Tea Cup And Saucer Antique

Theodore Haviland Limoges France Tea Cup And Saucer Antique

Saucer And Antique Limoges Cup France Theodore Tea Haviland

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Japanese Mashiko Studio Pottery Tatsuzo Shimaoka Meoto Yunomi Married Tea Cups

Japanese Mashiko Studio Pottery Tatsuzo Shimaoka Meoto Yunomi Married Tea Cups

Mashiko Tatsuzo Yunomi Studio Cups Pottery Meoto Married Japanese Tea Shimaoka

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How To Value Antique Tea Cups & Saucers

Antique tea cups and saucers have been a popular collectible for many years due to their intricate designs and rich history. These items are not only beautiful but also functional, making them a practical addition to any tea lover's collection. However, determining the value of antique tea cups and saucers can be a challenging task, as there are many factors to consider.

In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to value antique tea cups and saucers. We will discuss the key manufacturers and designs that are highly sought-after by collectors, as well as the factors that can affect their value. Additionally, we will explore the importance of professional appraisal and how it can help you determine the true value of your antique tea cups and saucers.

Whether you are a seasoned collector or simply interested in learning more about these beautiful pieces, this guide will provide you with valuable information on how to determine the value of your antique tea cups and saucers.

How To Value Antique Tea Cups Saucers

Designs and Manufacturers

From plain white bone porcelain to elaborately painted oriental designs, antique tea cups and saucers offer a wide variety of designs.

The manufacturers, including Royal Doulton, Limoges, Wedgwood, Meissen, and Spode, play a significant role in determining the value of these collectibles. Each manufacturer has its own unique style and design that collectors look for.

For example, Royal Doulton is known for its elegant and intricate floral designs, while Limoges is famous for its colorful and intricate hand-painted designs. Wedgwood is known for its classic blue and white designs, while Meissen is renowned for its highly detailed and ornate designs, often featuring mythical creatures and intricate patterns. Spode is known for its classic and traditional designs.

The pattern of the tea cup and saucer can also dictate the value of the item. Manufacturers often have a dedicated pattern name, and collectors may be willing to pay a premium for rare or unique patterns. Additionally, the number of items in a set can also affect the value.

A complete tea service, including teacups, saucers, coffee cups, a milk jug, a “slop” bowl, a sugar bowl, and a tea pot, will often be more valuable than individual pieces.

Factors Affecting Value

Various aspects such as age, manufacturer, pattern, rarity, completeness of the set, and condition significantly impact the worth of antique tea cups and their accompanying saucers. Here are some specific factors that can affect the value of antique tea cups and saucers:

  1. Age: As with any antique, age is a major factor in determining value. Tea cups made over 200 years ago are especially valuable.

  2. Manufacturer: Certain manufacturers such as Royal Doulton, Limoges, Wedgwood, Meissen, and Spode are well-known for producing high-quality antique tea cups and saucers. The manufacturer can greatly affect the value of a piece.

  3. Pattern: The pattern on the tea cup and saucer can also play a significant role in determining its value. Some patterns are much rarer and more sought after than others.

  4. Condition: The condition of the tea cup and saucer is one of the most important factors in determining its value. Damage, wear, and fading can all significantly decrease the value, while pieces that are in excellent condition can be worth a great deal.

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Professional Appraisal

Professional appraisal is a prudent step for those seeking to ascertain the true worth of their antique tea cup and saucer collection, as it can provide an accurate assessment of their item's market value and set the record straight.

A professional appraiser will take into account various factors, such as the age, condition, rarity, manufacturer, pattern, and completeness of the set, as well as current market demand and trends. They will also have access to relevant databases and auction results to determine a fair market value.

It is important to note that not all appraisers are created equal, and it is important to choose a qualified and experienced individual for the job. Look for appraisers who are members of recognized professional organizations, such as the American Society of Appraisers or the International Society of Appraisers, and who have expertise in the field of antique tea cups and saucers.

While there may be a fee for appraisal services, it is a worthwhile investment for those looking to sell, insure, or simply understand the value of their antique tea cup and saucer collection.