This porcelain chocolate cup and saucer was produced in Fischern, Bohemia by Carl Knoll in the 1880s. It has the blue under glaze bee hive marking. There is writing in German, “Gesnng u Spiel” or “Singing and Play”. The saucer has a diameter of 5 1/4 inches. The cup is
3 1/8 inches tall, without the handle with a diameter of 2 3/4 inches. The ground color and border on the cup are deep cobalt blue. The cup has a panoramic scene of young children enjoying various activities. They are playing musical instruments, playing cards and singing. They are painted in fine detail with bright colors on a gold background. The borders are trimmed with intricate gilding in the Royal Vienna tradition. The saucer is embellished with elaborate, raised gilding. There is a lion’s face on the handle. This is a delightful depiction of children in the early 19th century.
Condition: But for a tiny bit of wear in the well of the saucer, this set is excellent.