Here is an exquisite Herend, Hungary porcelain cup and saucer set, hand painted and flawless, in the discontinued "Fleurs des Indies" pattern. Delicate flowers, bows and tiny leaves all are painted with superb mastery in the gayest of colors! A border of miniscule leaves and flowers of green, fuscia and blue inside two gold lines is divided into thirds by dainty orange bows just inside the cup’s rim. This border is repeated on the saucer. A few tiny green leaves seem to float inside the cup, and these are repeated on the underside of the saucer’s edge. The rims of both cup and saucer are lined with gold, as is the foot of the cup. The dainty handle of the cup is pale green. Brilliant flowers, leaves and baskets adorn the outer walls of the cup and the floor of the saucer, both of which are embossed with Herend's classic basket weave patterns and gently curved ribbing. The cup measures 3 1/2” across rim x 2 1/6” tall while saucer is 5 1/4” wide x 15/16” tall.
Mark on underside of cup is the blue shield with Herend, Hungary printed around and over it, and HP above; crossed paint brushes are below, and a blue number 1726 hand drawn beneath. Herend in tiny block letters is embossed to one side. The saucer bears the same blue over glaze stamp as the cup and the same blind-stamped Herend; there is also an impressed number which we can’t read, and both pieces have the number 26 hand written in black. Condition is near perfect, with only slight dark spots on the unglazed table rings/feet of each. The cup has a tiny fleck of gold paint on the body (see photo 4).
This delicate set would be a showpiece in a cup and saucer collection.
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