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Chinese Butterfly Demitasse Cup & Saucer

This is a mocha or espresso coffee demitasse cup and saucer made by Meissen in the 20th century. Both pieces are decorated with one of the nicest Kakiemon patterns there is I think. It is called the Chinese Butterfly design. Each piece is hand painted with a nice polychrome butterfly sitting in a colorful plant with more colorful flowers along the rim. There is a light brown trim just under the nicesly shaped edge and an extra flower to the bottom inside of the cup - a sure sign of quality! The handle of the cup is superb as well. This size cup is not easy to find and I like them better than regular sized pieces since they take up less room in the cabinets plus this design is just amazing! The set is in perfect condition which never hurts either :) It is marked with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark underneath (first quality) as well as the usual impressed and painted marks one expects from pieces of this period as shown. The cup is 2 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter. The saucer is about 0.875 inches tall and has a diameter of 4.125 inches. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $349
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