This lovely demitasse tea set is made of a translucent porcelain with a lovely pink rose pattern that is gilded and embossed in gold. The set carries a mark similar to that used by the Kalk Porcelain Factory in East Germany (the crossed arrows) but is more likely to be the mark used by the Arnart Company out of Japan in the 1950's.
Because of the reflective quality of the gold decoration, the photos do not do the pretty little set justice. The 2" cup has a fancy arched handle, has a scalloped foot, and features a smaller rose within the cup. It is 2 3/8" across the mouth and has a gold trim. The cup carries the number 7303 under the Hall Mark. The 4 1/2" matching saucer has a scalloped edge and is also trimmed in gold. It is marked with the number 7306 under its Hall Mark
The set has a couple of imperfections; the back of the cup has a pin head size black spot under the glaze and the base of the saucer has a small smooth chip on the foot. Both of the imperfections are shown in the last photo (see close up).
The gold pattern and trim remains fully intact and lovely.
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