Johnson Bros Espresso Cups and Saucers – SOLD

15 Sep

Set of 6 Johnson Bros espresso c&s

Set of 6 Johnson Bros espresso c&s

These Johnson Bros cups really are very small, so I would think that they’re proper single shot espresso cups. The cups are quite plain with no markings, but the little saucers are a lovely green colour (the true colour is only really visible in the last pic), have a really nice shape to them and are marked ‘Johnson Bros’. Looking at the maker’s mark though, and some of the manufacturing defects, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that these were ‘seconds’ – if such a  concept existed back in the day. They’re really lovely, but the finish isn’t quite what you’d expect. Regardless, it’s a fantastic little set that would look great sitting on top of your coffee machine – the top of Justin’s coffee machine looks a little like a crockery shop, but there’s something very appealing about that!

Dimensions: Cups – 5cm tall x 5cm in diameter; Saucers – 10.5cm in diameter

Price: R120 for the set

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Detail of wear & tear

Detail of wear & tear

Detail of manufacturing defect

Detail of manufacturing defect

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Johnson Bros espresso cc&s with matchbox

Johnson Bros espresso c&s with matchbox

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