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This attractive blue and white porcelain steamship coffee cup has the name of the Hapag (Hamburg-American) Shipping Line hidden in the border at the top. It was made by C.M. Hutschenreuther of Hohenberg, Germany, and bears the mark the company used from 1939-45. The base of the cup also bears the name of the Hamburg retailer, E B Lattorff.
This cup may be of Jewish interest. Based upon what we know of history, it is likely that this cup was made c.1939. The Hapag line had a turbulent history during the war. The tragedy of Happag's S.S. St. Louis is part of the story of the Holocaust. Check Wikipedia for the facts.
The cup is 8 cm. (3-1/8") high and is in excellent condition. There are no cracks, chips, or repairs. There is no wear to the gilding at the lip and handle. It rings when tapped.
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Hapag Steamship China Cup, S.S. St. Louis Period, Germany WW II
$95 USD SOLD
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