This example is another decorative forgery often mistakenly offered for sale as antique porcelain. Frequently this type of item will also be incorrectly identified by a seller as a mustache cup, which is another collectible niche that suffers from fake, fantasy and reproduction examples of its own. The form of this mug was actually intended to be that of a shaving mug and it was sold as such by the modern reproduction wholesale outfit that created it.
The stylish, ornate handle illustrated has helped mugs like this more easily fool collectors. These items often appear with different decorative surface designs and various fake marks. For instance, on the cup in this listing we see pastel blue and pink, white and small gold decorations with a decal picture of a Native American Indian. On bottom is a blue stamped number mark of 1205. But search this shop for 'Brandenburg' to see the same fancy porcelain blank shown here wearing other decorative motifs, like floral sprays and heavy gold application, along with misleading maker's marks.
Measures 3 3/4 inches tall.
Illustrations and Characteristics for Help in Identifying Many Confusing New Items
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