This one is a treasure! T are 6 hot chocolate cups & saucers. Possible demitasse cups!! It is beautifully decorated with pink roses or peonies(not sure which flower) with decorative gold leaf in a raised pattern, surrounded by blue enameled dot. Around the outside rim of each cup and plate t is a gold leaf design with pink & blue enamel dots. Each saucer is adorned with 3 pink roses/peonies also surrounded by gold leaf design and blue enameled dots. Gold leaf design with pink dots around the rim of saucer. Each cup, as well as the pot, has a green "Hand Painted - Nippon" on the bottom. The saucers are not marked. See photos. More info on backstamp at /back.html.
T are no chips or cracks. However, the gold leaf is worn some on each piece. You can see examples in the photos below. The handles on the cups must have been completely covered in gold leaf originally, but are almost all worn off at this point. As you examine each cup you can see a seam line on each one. Only noticeable if looking for it. It is not a crack! No crackles in the glaze inside of any of the cups or the pot.
The gold on the pot is almost all intact. The gold leaf on the handle is almost completely covering it. One worn spot on handle. The gold leaf design on the Chocolate Pot is hardly worn. T is one blue enamel bead chipped off of the pot.
All the years in my possession this set was only on display in a large china cabinet. Never used for serving in my home, but you can tell that someone must have surely enjoyed hot chocolate! Cups could also be used to serve espresso.
Dimensions: Pot: 9"H C 7.5" W (from tip of spout to end of handle)
Cups: 2.75" H X 2.25" diameter
Saucers: 4.75" diameter