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Vintage Fiesta After Dinner Cup

Vintage Fiesta after dinner AD coffee demitasse cup

Just a little man that took an amazing amount of hand work to create. The outside rings of the cup and the top rings of the saucer were part of the mold, but the inside cup rings and the bottom saucer rings had to be etched into the pottery by what is called a jiggering machine. A small metal blade was used to cut into the molded pottery to form the concentric rings. The handle was also separately cast and would be attached by hand to the side body of the cup. The foot as well had to be flared out by hand after the piece came out of the mold. Interestingly although the stick handled coffee pot was discontinued in 1942, the little demitasse cup and saucer set continued to be produced until 1959, so can be found in the 1950s colors of rose, chartreuse, forest green and gray, although examples in these colors are much harder to find than the first six original colors.


Cups measure 2 1/2" wide across the top rim (not including the handle) x 2 1/2" tall. The demi saucers measure 5 1/4" wide by 3/4" tall.


Cups are not marked, although very few can be found with the glaze stamp 'HLCo USA". The saucers will usually be found with the glaze stamp on the bottom "GENUINE Fiesta"

Years of production

Circa 1939-1938: Made in the first six original vintage colors. Hard to find in turquoise. Discontinued early.

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