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Thuringia Bird Handle Cup & Saucer

This is a superb example of a scenic cup and saucer made in the Thuringia area of Germany by an unknown maker in the last quarter of the 18th century. Someone with more knowledge of these makers should be able to figure this out quite easily by the handle shape on the cup and maybe they can drop me a note! Both pieces are handpainted with superb scenes typical to this area around 1775 in polychrome as well as some nice gilding. The cup and saucer are both in superb condition with just one spot of wear to the gilding on the ring around the saucer well. The saucer is 1.125 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter. The cup is 2.75 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. The cup has a fancy bird handle. Both the cup and the saucer are unmarked but they have the telltale greyish paste and the typical scenes from this area. Will have to browse my books to see if I can find out more about this handle! Please email me for more information or photos.

Price is $599
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