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Butterfly Set

This is a solitaire made by Frankenthal in 1773. It is handpainted with lots of butterflies, one being on a thistle, and lots of bugs some with shadows like Meissen used around 1740. The set also has a nice puce, yellow and gold rim design as well as puce trim to the spout, handles and feet and a green knob to the lid. All pieces of the set are marked with the CT mark under the crown in underglaze blue. The tray also has the number 73 in blue and an incised H2. The sugar has the 73 in blue as well and an incised D plus the painters mark C: The creamer has an incised B2 and the teapot has an incised H2, a blue 73 and a black painters mark of a C or G with dots behind it. The tray is 1.5 inches tall, 11.375 inches wide and 9.75 inches deep. It is in great condition! The lidded sugar dish is 4 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. The lid is perfect but the bottom has had a large chip restored. The creamer is 3.25 inches tall, 3.5 inches long and 2.5 inches deep. It is in great condition with a small firing crack inside the spout area as well as three spots of green paint loss. The teapot 4.125 inches tall, 5 inches long and 3.25 inches deep. It has a chip to the spout restored. On the creamer the restorer fixed the paint loss spots as shown in the added pictures and the spout of the teapot is perfect again. The chip on the sugar dish is invisible now as well. This is a very rare and fun set! Please email me for more information or other pictures.

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