This is a 1900's Royal Bayreuth 3 Handled Loving Cup a Tavern Scene with Musketeers. It measures3 7/8" tall, 3 3/4" across the opening on the top, measures 3 1/2" across the bottom. It is marked on the bottom the Blue Royal Bayreuth & Bavaria trademark. The main background color is Green and the 3 handles are green. It has a scene of 2 Musketeers drinking at a tavern / Inn.
They are sitting at a table and one is smoking from a long clay pipe and has a pilsner glass of beer on the table and the other one is making a Toast with his glass of Beer standing at the table. It has a Door Bell on the back of it that is attached on the door of the Inn to ring when customers are coming in and going out of the Pub. It has a small chip on the bottom, other than that it is in great condition with no other problems.
Royal Bayreuth is the name of a factory that was founded in Tettau, Bavaria, in 1794. It has continued to modern times. The marks have changed through the years. A stylized crest, the name Royal Bayreuth, and the word Bavaria appear in slightly different forms from 1870 to about 1919. Later dishes may include the words U.S. Zone, the year of the issue, or the word Germany instead of Bavaria. Early twentieth-century lines from Royal Bayreuth include Rose Tapestry; floral, scenic, and portrait china; and the Sunbonnet Babies, Beach Babies, and Snow Babies series. Some recent copies have been made. Related pieces may be found listed in the Rose Tapestry, Sand Babies, Snow Babies, and Sunbonnet Babies categories.
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