A cup and saucer made by KPM around 1860. I have known these cups exist but have never seen one in all these years.
From the outside it looks fairly plain but it has a nice shape to it with just a bit of gold trim and raised'pearl' trim to make it very elegant but the surprise is on the inside of the cup when you hold it against the light a picture of an angel appears. The set is in great condition with just a bit of gold wear and a chip to mostly the underside rim of the saucer. An easy fix if need be!
There are a few firing flaws on the saucer. The cup is a bit over 3.25 inches tall plus the handle and 3.625 inches in diameter. The saucer is 1 inch tall and 6.375 inches in diameter.The saucer is marked underneath with the under glaze blue scepter and penny mark as well as the red orb mark. Someone tried to make the set look older by removing the penny mark and the red orb mark but the penny mark is impossible to ground out since it is under glaze blue which seeps into the porcelain and goes in deep. The red orb mark is mostly gone but enough is left to see it. There is also an impressed 26 on the saucer. The cup is unmarked for obvious reasons these are never marked!
Since it would kill the lithophane look. 19th century German Germany 19thC Lithophanie Untertasse. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like Vienna, Sevres 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!This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers". The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.