I found a beautifully little tea set at one of our neighborhood garage sales that I have absolutely fell in love with. This one has a set of six cups and six saucers and all the cups have different designs and they are made of porcelain.
You can tell how small the set is by the mint that is placed on the plate. What a beautiful little set!! I just love them.
The table that my beautiful set is placed on was designed and built by my wonderful musician husband. All the tables that he creates are in the design of guitars. Some day I will have to show you some of his art.
This beautiful little set is from Germany. The teacups and saucers are manufactured by Konigliche Manufaktur and the "artist" or creator is C. Bavaria. Altenkirchen is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany according to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altenkirchen_%28district%29. I wonder if this beautiful set is from that district.
I had also seen on another website (but failed to save that information) where there were more porcelain from Kongliche that had marks by Bavaria and the handles were all different. I wonder if this is THE style of the creator; each piece unique of being in the same set, but all different designs, just as these cups are painted different, but in the same set.
Another piece of information was found on Michael C. Fina website:
"Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur treasures porcelain as if it were "white gold." Frederick the Great, the Prussian King, shared the same rapture and he gave Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur his name and symbol.
Clinging to the age-old tradition, the Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur porcelain is still shaped by hand and elaborately painted in Berlin."
Hope you enjoyed this beautiful little set. I know I sure do.