This cheerful hand painted cup and saucer will bring sunshine and a beautiful bouquet of flowers into your life all year long. The magnificent profuse flowers are all artistically hand painted and decorate both sides of the cup and in 4 sections of the saucer. The rich gold, with no(!) wear, outlines the panels, rims of plate and cup, and is solid on the handle. The shape of the cup/saucer is most unusual. There are 12 sections on the cup and 16 on the saucer. Marked on the base of the cup/saucer "Made Expressly for Tice & Gates Rochester". Tice & Gates was a prominent jewelry and gift shop in Rochester, New York in the late 19th, early 20th century and catered to the very wealthy. This set is from a larger set that was a special order from Europe for a prominent family in Rochester and is unique. It is safe to say that this cup/saucer was made/factory decorated in Germany or France by a well known company that did quality work as Limoges, Berlin, Dresden, Meissen, or Old Paris. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, damages, restorations whatsoever and gold not worn at all. Cup measures 2 3/4" high and the diameter of the cup measures 3 1/2". The saucer measures 5 7/8". Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of having received it and in original packaging. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless resale certificate provided with valid resale number.