This porcelain tea cup and saucer was produced in Europe in the mid 19th century. It is marked under glaze but we have been unable to identify it. The shape is similar to some used by KPM. The saucer has a diameter of 5 3/4 inches and the cup is 3 inches high, without the handle. The porcelain is quite substantial, similar to the weight of Paris porcelains. There is a reserve on the front of the cup with a scene of buildings in a European city. It is expertly hand painted with great detail and very fine perspective. The ground color is beige and there is gold trim on the rims and handle. This is a wonderful collector’s item.
Condition: The gilded ring inside the well of the saucer has minor wear. It is unavoidable with the cup sitting on it for possibly 150 years.