Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if done in a factory, professional decorating studio or a small home-studio environment. The overall quality is what really matters. This lovely pair of cups & saucers were the product of a home-studio.
The one cup & saucer is decorated with vivid pink rose blossoms with shaded green and russet leaves against a divided background of creamy yellow and pale blue separated by a band of gold scrolls. The edges and handle are also gold decorated. This piece resembles the work of 'Luken' and 'Stouffer' studios of Chicago, but is not signed., The saucer is stamped 'Austria', the cup is unmarked.
The other cup & saucer is decorated with delicate, pastel pink forget-me-not blossoms with shaded green leaves and brown stems against a divided background of blended pale blue and pink and the white blank separated by a band of gold scrolls. The edges and handle are also gold decorated. The saucer which is unmarked is signed 'Poole'; the cup is stamped 'Bavaria'.
There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Lovely set.