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2 Antique French Bistro Cups with Saucers

S/N:3945

00 33 467 76 69 67

00 33 784 31 78 70


1940-60

  • £115
  • €128 Euro
  • $145 US Dollar

France

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2 Antique French Bistro Cups with Saucers

FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES
A Pair of French Antique Bistro Coffee Cups Heavy and Authentic with Original Saucers

I have been collecting these old French Bistro cups ( the French word is 'Brulot' ) for a long time.
They are the traditional kind of cups that were used in French Cafes in Paris and Bistros all over France for many decades but they went out of fashion around the 1950-60s. They were heavy as lead to stand up to the constant abuse of handling and washing...and to keep the coffee hot...but oddly they have that 'grace' and 'charm' that so many ordinary utilitarian French things have...or at least once had!

These cups are now so hard to find as they are much sought after by French collectors. Here we have a pair with blue decoration. They are in superb vintage condition....and very unusually the saucers are original to these cups.

While neither of the cups nor their saucers is chipped or cracked, they do both show some minor signs of their age and years of use by some slight wearing of the decorations...but that is as it should be! These are Authentic cups and saucers really used in the bistros of France in days gone by.

Maybe Jean-Paul Sartre or Brigitte Bardot sipped a coffee from one of these very cups?!

The cups measure approx. 3 3/4 inches high with their saucers. The saucers measure 4 1/2 inches in diameter.

Bring these out at the end of a Sunday Brunch 'a deux' to charm your guest!

Or what an original wedding gift idea...

Our #03945

Price: £115.00 for the pair



Shipping from France for this item will be £12.50 to the UK and Europe. Your parcel will be professionally packed. Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security. Please ask for our Shipping charges to other destinations.

Period: 

1940-60

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FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES

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Pezenas
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For a number of years now, we have had a business selling fine French vintage and antique linens, and a selected group of other vintage and antique items worldwide and please do let us know if you have any specific requests. We have a large stock of beautiful things and we enjoy the challenge of finding just what you are looking for.

 

To introduce ourselves, we are a husband and wife team, he's Irish and I'm American, who live in France in the charming and historic town in the South of France called Pezenas.

For us it is particularly special in that there is a street filled with over 20 antique shops just blocks from our house!

 

We travel often on weekends during the spring and summer to flea markets, 'brocantes' and antiques fairs all over the south of France, searching for the linens and the other items we sell.

When at home we enjoy our family--especially our children and our 3 adorable English grandchildren-- when they can visit us, or we can visit them in England.

My son comes to visit us once a year from America.

 

While my husband does all the 'admin' work for our business, I do lots of washing and ironing of the vintage linens we sell which strangely I can say I really enjoy!

I'd love to find more time to paint, knit and sew--and maybe that will happen!

 

All in all, we love our life here in France and the work we do to bring these fine old linens and antiques to our customers around the world.

 

Again thank you so much for visiting us...and do come back often...we are always adding 'new' old things...and we love making new friends!

 

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