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 inches and is 1 1/8 inches deep. The cup is 2 1/8 inches high with a diameter of 2 3/4 inches. The hard paste porcelain is of the finest quality ever produced. The ground color is deep cobalt blue. The front of the cup has a hand painted portrait of a “bonnet girl” often pictured during the art nouveau era. Framing the portrait is a cartouche of ornate raised gilding. There is elaborate hand gilding around both pieces. A border of gold filigree trims the inside rim of the cup. The gold trimmed handle is shaped like a split twig. This cup and saucer is one of the finest examples KPM produced.