This porcelain chocolate cup and saucer was produced in Vienna, Austria in the 1850s. It has an underglaze cobalt blue bee hive marking on both pieces. The saucer has a diameter of 5 1/2 inches and is 1 3/4 inches high. The cup is 4 1/4 inches high, including the lid. The set is considered to be a “trembleuse” with the attached gallery holding the cup on the saucer. The borders on each piece have a molded basket weave pattern. The set is hand painted with hunting scenes and flowers in Meissen style. The lid features a flower finial. Gilded accents trim the rims, handles and reticulated gallery of the saucer. This is a rare example of European porcelain to be enjoyed and preserved.
Condition: Excellent. For the purpose of accuracy, there is a tiny firing crack on the inside rim of the cup that is not visible with the lid in place.