A nice cup and saucer made by KPM in the early 20th century around WWI. The cup has the relief portrait bust of Kaiserin (Prussian Queen) Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein the first wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II. She lived from 1858 until 1921.
A hard to find set that has a snake shaped handle to the cup, gold trim to the handle as well as edges of the cup and saucer and gilding behind the portrait. A really nice looking set! The saucer is in superb condition with some minor wear to the gold trim around the well, the cup has wear to the inside gold trim and a chip to the edge of the snake right by where it meets the rim and a hairline going from there to the other side. The handle is perfectly stable since it still has two more attachment points and the chip is not obvious at all! The set displays very well.
The saucer is 0.875 inches tall and has a diameter of 5.5 inches. The cup is 3.375 inches tall and has a diameter of 3 inches. The handle sticks up another 1.125 inches over the rim. Both pieces are is marked underneath with the under glaze blue scepter and the usual impressed numbers.
The saucer also has an iron cross to it. Pieces that were just gilded and not painted were just starting to have the red orb mark around this period which explains why the saucer does not have one yet - it is first choice however. The cup has a faint cut across the scepter and is thus a second choice piece.
Both have the usual impressed marks common to these pieces during this period. Germany German If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like Sevres , Frankenthal and so on. 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 20thC KPM Berlin Porcelain Queen Auguste Cup & Saucer Porzellan Tasse" is in sale since Saturday, July 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\KPM". The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.