A BERLIN (K.P.M) CUP FROM THE CATHERINE THE GREAT SERVICE, CIRCA 1770-72
Cremetopfche, the ogee-sided bowl leaf-moulded, naturalistically coloured below a fine gilt scale-pattern border, with stalk handle, blue sceptre mark
6.3cm., 2½in. high
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Minor rubbing to the gilding of the border, rim, footrim and handle; minor glaze flakes to green enamel.
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See Erich Köllmann, Berliner Porzellan 1763-1963, Berlin 1966, Vol. II, taf. 92 for similar cups from the dessert service for Tzarina Catherine II.