GERMANY – DEMITASSE (COFFEE CUP) AND SAUCER – KRIEGSFLAGGE.
This is an absolutely marvelous Imperial German demitasse (small cup for serving strong black coffee after dinner) might hold three-to-four ounces of liquid. It is accompanied by its matching saucer. The white porcelain cup has a scalloped rim and sports a design of two royal-blue, laurel leaf sprigs that frame a lovely Kriegsflagge (also royal-blue) between them. A royal-blue line encircles the inside of the cup about ⅛” below the rim. The demitasse’s delicate handle exhibits a feather-like design at the three spots it attaches to the cup’s surface. All three are edged with the same contrasting royal-blue paint. The cup’s bottom features a manufacturer’s hallmark of two crossed, royal-blue swords, which appears to be for Meissen.
The saucer presents scalloped edges and a blue line that encircles its interior ⅛” below the rim, just like the cup. Four royal-blue pairs of laurel leaf sprigs arranged around the saucer just below the blue line. The saucer’s bottom also features the two crossed, royal-blue swords in its center, as well as a blue “71″ at the 12 o’clock position.