DESCRIPTION: This superb quality china has colors that are bright & realistic. This hand painted by a talented artist on a blank of fine white china. The whimsical design has a large cluster of purple grapes with leaves and tendrils.
The grapes look very real. The mugs are painted to be viewed from all sides. CONDITION: While this set of 2 tankard mugs is classified as used, the condition is superb. We find no nicks, chips, scratches, cracks, hairlines, or repairs. There appears to be absolutely no wear to the colors and no crazing.
Look in the photos to see this. The decorative mugs are beautiful and these are really rare. DIMENSIONS: The mugs measure 5 3/8 from handle to the opposite side. They have a bottom diameter of 4 1/4" with a top diameter of 3 1/4".
The height is 5 1/2. HISTORY/MARKS: Begun in the 1850's, Vogt & Dose became Tressemann & Vogt when Emillien Tressemann joined the company in 1882. This was essentially a decorating studio which began manufacturing their own china in 1891 in Limoges, France. The company continued until it was dissolved due to the retirement of Tressemann in 1907. T&V is well known for its quality whiteware and boldly decorated hand paintings.
The mark used on this set is the manufacturers underglaze mark in green referenced in Mary Frank Gaston's Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd edition as mark #7. Please view all pictures carefully as they are part of the description. The stand was used as a photo prop and is not part of this listing. See additional international policies below.
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