Discontinued BAREUTHER porcelain bone china footed demitasse teacup / tea cup and saucer set . (c. 1984) Excellent condition and will include the combined original Certificate of Authenticity from the Porzellanfabrik Waldsassen Bareuther & Co. AG, Bavaria, West Germany and the Danbury Mint. This fine bone china cup and saucer set is number 7 in the set of the Danbury Mint's Cups & Saucers of the World's Great Porcelain Houses. The 1st cup & saucer set was released and shipped out on October 31 , 1983, and the 25th (last) cup and saucer set was released and shipped out on December 31, 1985!
The gracefulness and delicacy of both the art and the porcelain are fully revealed in both cup and saucer. The teacup features an especially intricate and lovely handle and rests on elegant pedestal style legs all of which are embellished with 24K gold. The pristine beauty of the porcelain itself lends a quite charm and dignity to this exquisite cup and saucer set. Beautiful sprays of red roses, blue flowers and blue decorative trim, all trimmed in gold.
This magnificent early 19th century design has been adapted expressly for this collection and reveals all the skill of the artists and craftsmen employed by Bareuther. The pattern boasts a rich intricate border which was characteristic of early 19th century designs in Europe. The patterns during this period were inspired by antique Egyptian and Pompeian art.
The House of Bareuther was founded in 1866 by Johann Matthaeus Riess. Many things have changed since that time, but not the high quality of porcelain produced under the Bareuther hallmark. The Bareuther name is well known among knowledgeable porcelain collectors.
The founder, J. M. Riess, had been a sculptor and chief modeler at C. M. Hutschenreuther, another famous Bavarian porcelain house. He left to establish his own factory in Waldsassen, Bavaria. Riess started with one small porcelain kiln and one brick muffle kiln and the help of a few local artisans selected for their craftsmanship. Soon the porcelain they produced in their small kilns became widely acclaimed for its high quality.
The factory prospered and Riess's son joined him and eventually took over the day-to-day management of the business. In 1884 however, he sold the firm to Oskar Bareuther. Bareuther wanted to see the firm grow, which indeed it did under his management. Today this fine German porcelain house is formally known as Porzellanfabrik Waldsassen Bareuther and Company. It employs approximately 600 craftsmen at two facilities. Bareuther's reputation has grown along with its size.
This fine bone china demitasse teacup measures 2.25" tall, 2-1/8" in diameter at the tea cup lip and 3" from the tip of the teacup handle to the outside tip of the teacup. The matching saucer has a raised rim and measures 4.25" in diameter. Both are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs and are marked on the bases with DESIGNED & PRODUCED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE DANBURY MINT, BAREUTHER, WALDSASSEN, BAVARIA, GERMANY.
A2078 - Vintage BAREUTHER Porcelain Footed Demitasse Teacup/ Tea Cup & Saucer Set Bavaria, West Germany