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Rare Gera Cup & Saucer

This is a rare cup and saucer made by Gera around 1780. Gera was founded in 1750 as a faience factory but in 1779 they obtained the rights to make porcelain as well. Ownership changed a lot in the next 25 years until some stability was achieved. Gera was similar to Gotha porcelain but never achieved the quality of their paste and made a lot less porcelain and is thus very hard to find. The cup and saucer are hand painted with a large flower as well as a smaller one on the cup and two on the saucer and a bit of gold trim to the edge abd puce trim to the handle. This flower design is known in other examples by them and is really quite nice. The set is in great condition with some wear to the large flower on the saucer and the gold trim on the edge of the saucer but about as nice as you will find by them. Some typical paste flaws but they are from when it was made. The cup and saucer are marked with the under glaze blue G mark as shown. The saucer is 1.25 inches tall and 4.875 inches in diameter. The cup is 2.375 inches tall and has a diameter of 2.5 inches. Please e-mail me for more information or photos.

Price is $999
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