Gorgeous set of Famille Rose on turquoise enamel tea set with a traditional Chinese tea kettle with bamboo handles and six matching tea cups.
They are decorated with a beautiful allover design of lotus blossoms amid scrolling vines on turquoise-glazed enamel. The cups feature the Imperial birthday wish (Wan Shou Wu Jiang) with the four character phrase which translates as 'may you have ten thousand longevities without boundary'.
This is a traditional Chinese wedding ceremonial tea set. Such a tea ceremony is conducted on the day of the wedding where the bride and groom serve tea to their parents, in-laws, and other family members. Symbolizing the union of two families, it is a meaningful part of the day, typically taking place inside the couple's respective family homes.
- Set consists of teapot with lid + six cups
- Tea kettle: 6.5" x 8"W
- Cups: 2"H
- Made in China circa 1960
- All pieces in excellent vintage condition, no chips or cracks