This set of 8 porcelain covered soup cups and saucers was produced in Germany by the Franziska Hirsch Dresden Studio in the 1890s. They were made especially for the renowned retailer Bailey, Banks & Biddle of Philadelphia. The saucers have a diameter of 4 3/4 inches and the cups are 3 inches high, including the lid. The porcelain is translucent with swirls molded into it. They are ornately hand painted with colorful garlands of flowers on each piece. There is abundant lacy gilding. The amount of detail that went into the completion of each cup, saucer and lid is a delight to the eye. These covered soup cups and saucers are very difficult to find because of their fragility.