Blue and gold demitasse cup and saucer

Oct 10, 2021. 21:53 UTC
Blue and Gold Demitasse Cup and Saucer
Simon
United States of America

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

From research of the mark, this appears to be an Ackermann & Fritze cup and saucer. It's a very ornate set in cobalt blue and gold, with what appears to be a hand-painted figure on the front. The piece appears to be titled "Quellennymphe". The cup measures 2 7/8" tall by 2 1/8" diameter. The saucer is 4" in diameter. Seems in perfect condition - no cracks, scratches, or blemishes.

Provenance

This was given to me by my mother who is 93. I imagine this was handed down to her by an elder relative. I am not sure the vintage of this piece, but I would imagine it is c. 1900?

Answered within about 14 hours
Oct 11, 11:37 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$75 - $100 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$100 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Simon,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Individual cups and saucers are increasingly less valuable as more come to market with an aging collecting population selling and less demand among younger / newer buyers.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Ackerman & Fritze hand-painted and parcel gilt teacup and saucer
In the Quellennymphe pattern, made in Rudolstadt-Volkstedt after 1908
The footed cup with cobalt outer glaze with gilt highlights and gilt wash interior centering a medallion with a bathing nymph, the saucer with stylized gilt accents, both marked with underglaze beehive mark; the cup with overglaze inscription"Quellennymphe"
cup 2 7/8 inches by 2 1/8 inches diameter.
Saucer 4 inches diameter.
CONDITION: appears to be in excellent condition
PROVENANCE: inherited
$75-100*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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