Porcelain Souvenir China cup with saucer displaying a hand colored view of "Canal Street, New Orleans LA". Scene shows tall brick buildings and a street lined with street cars and busy with horse drawn vehicles. The cup is decorated with the scene at the front and it has a heavily gilded handle. Saucer is only decorated with gilding at center well and rim. Cup is stamp marked on the bottom,
"Wheelock Made in Germany for C. H. Mason 134 Royal St New Orleans, LA"; saucer is unmarked. Cup measures 2 1/2 inches tall, has a bottom diameter of 1 1/2 inches and a top diameter of 2 1/2 inches. Saucer is 5 inches in diameter and slightly less than 3/4 inch tall. Condition: Rims of cup and saucer exhibit light wear to gilding; porcelain bodies of both pieces are in excellent condition, no chips or cracks.
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