Vintage eye love is pleased to offer. A mid century, mikasa pivotal. Ben seibel design, narumi japan. Set of 4 cups/4 plates/creamer. And 8 matching white bowls. Total of 17 pieces. Chartres 5001 by ben seibel for mikasa pivotal is a really fresh and elegant, mid-century modern pattern with beautiful forms in fine bone china. The abstract stained glass motifs of this mcm paisley pattern inspired by the famed chartres cathedral rose windows have a rhythmic dancing quality. The vivid colors are done in semi-matte, including chartreuse green, magenta and french blue outlined in a non-metallic gold on a bright white ground with high gloss. The bulbous shape of the coffee/tea cups is quintessential ben seibel with a long, slender loop handle, a pleasure to hold the paisley-rimmed dishes also have an attractive form, featuring a shallow well, making them very versatile (note the geometric shape on the reverse side in photos 7 & 8). They’re perfect for anything served with a sauce, small toppings or veggies. These mikasa pivotal chartres pieces come with matching all-white bowls in 2 sizes. Both the medium-size and small white bowl have a similar shape to ben seibel’s popular duplex pattern, but here in a fine bone china vs. The thicker ceramic used in the iroquois line. 17 pieces in impeccable condition. (4) chartres 5001 approximately 8 inch, lunch/salad/dessert dishes/plates. (4) chartres 5001 approx. 2 1/2 inch tall, tea/coffee, footed cups. (1) chartres 5001 3 inch tall creamer. 7 3/4 inch, medium-size, shallow bowls. 5 15/16 inch, small-size, shallow bowls. A beautiful collection of ben seibel “chartres” pieces to complement your mcm decor. M a r k s. 4 cups, 4 dishes, and creamer all signed: mikasa pivotal by ben seibel; registered logo; chartres; 5001; narumi japan. M e a s u r e m e n t s. (4) chartres 5001 lunch/salad/dessert plate/dish: approximately 8 inches in diameter (20.3cm) and 1 inch tall (2.54cm). (4) chartres 5001 tea/coffee, footed cups: approx. 2 1/2 inches tall (6.3cm). 3 inches in diameter (7.6cm). Width with handle: approx. 3 1/2 inches (8.9cm). (1) chartres 5001 creamer: approx. 3 inches tall, (7.6cm). 2 5/8 inches wide (6.6cm). 5 1/8 inches (13cm). (4) all-white, medium, fruit/dessert bowl: approx. 7 3/4 inches in diameter (19.6cm) and 1 5/8 inches tall (4.1cm). (4) all-white, small, fruit/dessert bowl: approx. 5 15/16 inches in diameter (15cm) and 1 1/8 inches tall (2.9cm). C o n d i t i o n. Overall excellent true vintage condition. This 1950s/60s, mikasa pivotal by ben seibel, chartres 5001 bone china set is pristine very gently used. Painted design on chartres pieces is excellent overall. From a smoke-free home. Please see all photos, as they are part of the description. Ready to gift or use. Please note: sometimes there may be a reflection from the digital camera, which creates a dark or light area in the photos. These “dark/light spots” are not on the item; any markings will be noted and described above in the condition under item description. S h i p p i n g. Q u e s t i o n s. I’m happy to hear from you. Send me a convo, & i’ll get back to you shortly. Thank you for visiting vintage eye love shop. This item is made of ceramic.