From a little lady bug to the gorgeous large butterfly. Nice and rare handle shape as well!
Nice brown trim on the rims. The flowers on these pieces are much more natural looking and much more detailed than later ones. The cup and saucer are in superb condition with just a tiny bit of flaking to the brown trim and a very small inside rim chip to the cup.
A tiny bit of wear to one flower of the saucer. The cup is 2.75 inches tall, 2.75 inches from front to back without the handle and 2.5 inches wide. The saucer is 1.25 inches tall, 5.5 inches wide and 4.75 inches deep.
The saucer is marked with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark underneath as well as an impressed 3. The cup has no mark which is rare but not unheard of on early Meissen. This is one of the cups and saucers to the rest of the set I have up on the site. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces. Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily!
Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! The item "Antique 1740s 18thC Meissen Porcelain Floral & Bugs Cup & Saucer Porzellan Tasse" is in sale since Thursday, June 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Meissen".The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.