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Cup and saucer with a lithophane in the base of the cup

A lithophane is a moulded 3D image in very thin translucent porcelain that can be seen clearly only when back lit with a bright light. The design in the base of this cup looks like a Japanese Geisha Girl. Apparently the characters on the base can be translated as ‘Special Make Japan’.

Item Details

Size Diameter of saucer is 130mm.
Date Probably pre 1960.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N1043