This porcelain tea cup was made in Germany by a Up-scale Dresden
decorator in the 1890s. The saucer has a diameter of 5 5/8 inches. The cup is 2 inches tall with a diameter of 3 5/8 inches. The cup is wide at the top and tapers towards the middle. The ground color is iridescent green. There is a reserve on the front of the cup with a Watteau scene of lovers in a garden setting. The painting is extremely fine and very colorful. It is surrounded by a ring of raised gold beads or jewels. The rest of the cup has fine gold trellis work, swags of gold flowers and ribbons, all in raised gold. The decoration on the saucer is identical. The fine quality of workmanship and style is indicative of Donath Dresden. The use of the gilded flower covering the maker’s mark of the porcelain is also typical of their work.
Condition: Excellent with slight gold wear.