U p for sale is this beautiful antique Meissen cup and saucer set, made of the finest white porcelain. Hand painted scenes on both - young shepherd ladies, with a flock of sheep. Done in a romantic manner. Matching border designs on both cup and saucer. The cup has a square handle, well ornamented.Very fine quality, as can be expected from Meissen. The Marcolini period of Meissen manufacture takes its name from Count Camillo Marcolini, Prime Minister of the German kingdom of Saxony, where the Meissen factory was located, who was also named director of the Meissen works in 1774, a position he held until 1814. Marcolini perfected the Neo-Classical style of Meissen forms and decoration introduced by his predecessor and its products are highly valued and sought after. Meissen products from the Marcolini period were marked with the traditional crossed swords plus a star (sometimes looking like an asterisk) located near the short ends of the swords, all in underglaze blue. The final years of Count Marcolini's directorship coincided with the Napoleonic Wars (1803 to 1815) raging across Europe.
These wars caused the porcelain works great financial losses, on top of those produced by their efforts to produce the finest quality porcelains. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS! Saucer: 5.5" diameter Cup: 2.5" high, 2.75" diamet er, 3.5" with handle.
Condition: Good overall; Please see photos below. Some surface scratching on the saucer.
Minor wear on the gilt. A hairline crack on the handle of the cup, near the bottom joint, which has been repaired long ago. Take a look at the other items we have for sale now. Our items are described with the best of our knowledge and ability.We will be glad to answer all of your questions and provide additional photos and/or information. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers". The seller is "imeon" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.