In the popular Donatello shape, this is a lovely Rosenthal modern demitasse cup and saucer set. The Donatello form is cited in Harran’s Cups and Saucers, p.110, as among the most popular modern lines created by Rosenthal. This Donatello set is decorated with tiny roses between two borders of gold enamel, enhancing and brightening the streamlined modern shape of both cup and saucer. The cup handle and the saucer well both are lined with gold enamel. The short, rounded cup measures 2 3/8” across the rim x 1 ½” tall. The saucer is 4 1/3” in diameter.
Mark, in green under glaze, is Rosenthal in script with a flourish below, under a crown. Under this grouping is Selb Bavaria over Donatello. Mark dates to c. 1930 (Harran, p. 368, mark 128).
Condition is excellent with no chips, cracks, scratches or crazing. There is gold loss to the edging of the cup well in the saucer and a bit to the handle. Lovely modern piece with a touch of the old fashioned.
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