This porcelain tea cup and saucer was produced in Berlin, Germany by the Royal Porcelain Manufacturer, known as KPM, in the 1890s. It has the under glaze blue scepter and over glaze red orb with the letters KPM. The saucer has a diameter of 5 1/8 inches and is 1 1/4 inches deep. The cup is 2 1/8 inches high with a diameter of 2 3/4 inches. The hard paste porcelain is one of the finest quality ever produced. Both pieces have molded cartouches of rococo scrolls and leaves, painted in heavy gold that frames vignettes of lovers in gardens. The paintings are artistically rendered in fine detail and vivid colors. The remaining surfaces of both pieces have an aqua ground color overlaid with elaborate hand gilding. The effect is similar to a silk tapestry. The inner rim of the cup has a band of gold filigree. There is gold trim on the handle and rims. This is more than a cup and saucer. It is a rare and splendid work of art.