Here is one of several cup and saucer sets offered from a mid-18thc. Meissen tea service. The other sets are also available, six in total. All are molded with basketweave borders and marked with the early crossed swords mark. These spectacular flowers are classic Meissen in the finest style. This naturalistic approach to painting European flowers was introduced at the factory in the middle of the 18th century and has been immensely popular ever since. They replaced the oriental flowers that Meissen had used for several decades. These lively bouquets and sprigs are lavishly designed, boldly arranged and full of color. The handleless teabowls and matching saucers have lobed and gilded rims, and their condition is excellent. The gilding is in wonderful shape, but there is one tiny chip on this cup’s footrim. The saucer is four and three-quarters inches across. There is a 10% discount for multiple sets. Please ask for more information.
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