This attractive blue and white porcelain steamship coffee cup has the name of the Hapag (Hamburg-American) Shipping Line hidden in the border at the top. It was made by C.M. Hutschenreuther of Hohenberg, Germany, and bears the mark the company used from 1939-45. The base of the cup also bears the name of the Hamburg retailer, E B Lattorff.
Based upon what we know of history, it is likely that this cup was made c.1939. The Hapag line had a turbulent history during the war. The tragedy of Happag's S.S. St. Louis is part of the story of the Holocaust. Check Wikipedia for the facts.
The cup is 8 cm. (3-1/8") high and is in excellent condition. There are no cracks, chips, or repairs. There is no wear to the gilding at the lip and handle. It rings when tapped.
Item ID: 1073