Hot Chocolate in this? It is what it was made for ! A Marcolini Meissen Lidded Cup

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Antique Marcolini Period Meissen Porcelain Lidded Chocolate Cup c 1785

If you love hot chocolate this is the cup for you! This is a beautiful quality antique, decorative, hard paste Meissen porcelain lidded chocolate cup decorated with hand painted birds and a puce scale ground. It is painted in poly-chrome enamels with an applied flower as the finial to the lid. There are gilded rococo scrolls on the lid and cup which has an twisted entwined handle.

There is a cobalt blue maker's mark of crossed swords with an asterisk or star beneath. This mark relates to the Marcolini period at Meissen 1774 to 1814. The decoration we believe was fashionable around 1785.

The cup is in excellent antique condition, with minor rubbing to the gilding on the rim. The lid is also in good antique condition, the flower finial has been chipped. unfortunately there is no saucer.  

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Jockjen Antiques. We are collectors and dealers in a wide range of antique items. We have collected and dealt for over 38 years and shipped to over 70 different countries. We have previously traded from antique fairs as well as antique centres, and since 2003 on eBay as JockJen. We have decided to expand our business with our own site, whilst still retaining our eBay presence. All images of items shown on this site are either current or previous stock of JockJen Antiques The low footed Worcester porcelain sauce boat, circa 1754, that we use as a logo is one of our previous items, a favourite item of ours!

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