This is a Beautiful & Rare Cup and Saucer with Hand Painted Flowers & Leaves on Scallop Shell Shaped Cup and Saucer, made by Erdmann Schlegelmilch (ES). The Background is painted in Teal and Light Blue with a Pale Pink Flower and Green Leaves and Gold trim. The Cups has 4 feet and the interior of the Cup is Painted Yellow, with Green leaves.The Handle is a Branch done in Gold. The Cup and Saucer have Ridges like a real Shell.
The cup is 5" across with the handle x 3 1/2" and is 2 1/2" High. The saucer is 6 1/2" x 6". The cup is marked with the stylized "ES" mark used circa 1861-1891 with "Depon" and pattern number or makers number 3882. The saucer is not marked. They are in Excellent Vintage condition, with just a little wear to the paint, mostly is wear to Gold on handle. Underside of saucer has a small no harm kiln separation. This is from Prussia/Germany. This set is in remarkable condition for it's age.
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