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.
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?
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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
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