This is a beautiful set of four salt dips (or nut cups) and a main relish dish. All are hand painted with lovely forget-me-nots on backgrounds of pastel wash in blue and very pale pink. The larger (main) dish measures 6 ½” long x 3 ¾” wide and is signed by the artist. The salt dips are 3 ½” long x 2” wide. All five plates have pierced handles at either end; these are coated with gold enamel as are the edges of all pieces. There is also some very dainty scrollwork to each piece.
Underside of main dish bears old Tirschenreuth mark with crown, wreath, shield and just the word Bavaria underneath. This mark was used from c.1903–1927.
There is some wear to the gold edging. But the major fault, which we hate to announce, is that there is a repair to one end of the large dish. It must have been dropped at one time, resulting in a crack and one handle broken off, which was then glued back, and the crack was glued over for support. The handle shows in the last photo, taken from beneath. The repair shows from above, too, but is harder to see and to photograph. (Use the enlarger to get a better idea.) We have adjusted the price to reflect the condition, knowing that you will love to own this sweet relish set in spite of its tragic flaw!
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