1920-30s Antique Meissen Yellow Dragon Red Dot Accent Miniature Beaker
This is a original and beautiful 1924-1934 Chinoiserie liqueur beaker or tiny espresso coffee can. It is a straight side untapered beaker with no handles, in a cylindrical, rounded form. It is small and powerful. It has the classic Meissen blue crossed swords mark with dot between the top of blades, which delineates it to be about 90 years old, manufactured in Germany from 1924 to 1934, in the pre WWII era.
It measures 2 inches high and just a tiny tad over 2 inches in diameter. It also has a tiny hand painted "43" artists mark hand rendered in gold gilt, and the desired red accents, see photos.
The Meissen factory is near Dresden in Saxony, Germany, and has been in continuous operation since 1710 as the oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe. The 4 toed Chinese dragon is one of Meissen's most important, earliest and most popular patterns, first introduced circa 1740. Johann Joachim Kändler 1706-1775 designed the dragon pattern sometime in the 1730's at the Meissen porcelain works, officially known as The Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen, Germany.
This oriental hand painted piece is in wonderful and immaculate condition. It is made of glazed Meissen porcelain which has been finely hand painted with the asset of red dots and gold gilding. Click images to see condition in close up views. We have put it next to our favourite thimble to show the relative small size. It was found in Totnes, Devon, England with another yellow dragon piece to be found here.
Size: 2 inches high x 2 inches diameter
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