This stunning demitasse cup & saucer by Dresden Germany is done in a black & gold encrusted pattern of floral and leaf bands. A gold interior. The unusual part is the lower base and stem of cup has a cobalt blue under color. Beading on the “S” shape floral accents on the lower half of the cup. Saucer has a white center surrounded by a flower petal circle band.
The Dresden Porcelain Collection (German: Porzellansammlung) is part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (State Art Collections) of Dresden, Germany. It is located in the Zwinger Palace. The collection was founded in 1715 by the Saxon Prince-Elector Augustus the Strong, and was originally housed in the Japanese Palace (then known as the “Dutch Palace”) on the banks of the Elbe. It moved into the Johanneum in 1876. The collection largely survived World War II thanks to evacuation, and moved into its current home in the south part of the Zwinger in 1962.