Antique porcelain tea set that features portraits on both tea pot and sugar bowl. The tea pot shows a man and woman in period dress fishing while the sugar has a man and woman in intimate conversation. The coloring is a bright blue enhanced by gold detailing and beading around the portrait areas.
The beehive mark on the bases tell us that the set was manufactured by the R.S. Prussia factory in the last quarter of the 19th century. You'll find this same set featured on page 20 of Mary Gaston's Fourth Series on R.S. Prussia porcelain.
Measuring 5 inches tall for the pot with the sugar at 3 1/4 inches high we do not detect a bit of damage to porcelain. There is a bit of gold wear to the finial tips and a few spots on the portrait area of the pot but nothing unsatisfactory. You will be very pleased.
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