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Gold Encrusted Cobalt Blue Porcelain Tea Trio, Hutschenreuther
This is an elegant three piece luncheon/tea service with cup, saucer, and cake plate, all in the richest cobalt blue lavishly adorned with intricate patterns of gold. The porcelain set was made at Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany by Hutschenreuther and is in the Ingeborg mold. The decorating was done by Franz Neukirchner Porcelain works at Waldershof, Bavaria.
The lovely cup with its scrolled handle and scalloped foot measures 4 7/8” rim to handle end x 2” diameter at foot. The saucer is 5 7/8” wide x 3/4” tall. The cake (or luncheon) plate is 7 5/8” in diameter x 7/8” tall. Both plate undersides and the cup interior are purest white. Intricate and heavy gold detailing, with some darkened areas.
All pieces are signed on undersides with Neukirchner’s blue and gold shield superimposed on Hutschenreuther’s green underglaze mark. The green mark (the top of which is hard to make out) consists of a crown / Hutschenreuther / Arzberg / Bavaria enclosed in scrolls over Germany / Ingeborg. This mark dates the set between 1928-1963 (Kovel’s 91M). The set is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, crazing or paint loss. There are some minor utensil marks on the cake plate, which show up only in very strong light; no color loss. (White places and bright streaks are from the flash.)
Altogether beautiful, this cobalt and gold trio will be a pleasure for you to own!
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Michelle L. d'Anjou & Char d'Anjou, Evanston, IL
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