A very well modeled porcelain teacup with a delicate loop handle hand painted with a red bodied bird perched on a branch in a fanciful landscape with a fence in the background. Hand painted puce flowers on either side of the handle and in the bottom of the cup. Unmarked but the porcelain and the bird décor are characteristically Ansbach circa 1780. 4 inches (10 cm) across the handle, 3 ¼ inches (8 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) height.
Condition: No chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. The cup feels unused. There are minor firing flaws. One of the flaws looks as if something fired into the glaze, perhaps on the last enamel firing and has been partially removed creating very fine scratches that are only visible under 10x magnification.
A great bird