Lovely Meissen Marcolini early antique porcelain cup and saucer decorated with hand painted flower sprays / blumen, ochre rims and pale blue accents to cup handle. The decoration of cup and saucer appears as one to the eye, evidence of the level of artistry applied to everyday objects 200 years ago. Both cup and saucer are marked on the underside as shown, with crossed swords mark typical of the Marcolini period. Count Camillo Marcolini was Prime Minister of the German Kingdom of Saxony, where the Meissen factory was located, as well as director of the Meissen works between 1774 and 1814. He elevated Meissen production standards to new heights. Objects of this period are considered of superior quality and are highly sought after. In very good condition with imperfections to plate center as shown. Additional photos available upon request. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Saucer: (13 cm diameter by 3 cm high); Cup: (6.5 cm tall by 6.7 cm mouth diameter by 9.5 cm wide including handle) approximately.