Posted 5 years ago
This little cup was part of the collection passed down to me that included my ivory minature portrait and the egg cups. Meissen marks have always given me a little trouble because they were hand done and never exactly the same. (My friend that collects Meissen told me to always be careful of any crossed sword marks that are too perfect) This piece is in nearly new condition with a loss to one of the bird wings, a bit of gold from the handle but nearly all of the encrusted flowers and leaves are completely intact. There have been no repairs to this piece. Though I can't imagine using it, I do love it and keep it in one of my smaller cabinets in the living room so I can see it regularly. I'm inclined to believe this is late 1800's but I could be wrong. The cup is 2 1/2 inches wide, 2 1/4 inches tall, the saucer is 5 inches in diameter and about 1 inch high. I'd appreciate any information you have about this piece of which I might not be aware.