NYMPHENBURG #982 PERL GOLD WITH FLORAL DECORATION DODECAGON CUP AND SAUCER SET (5 SETS AVAILABLE). The pattern is #982, a variation of the "Perl Gold" (or "Pearl Gold") design that is decorated with hand-painted "Dresden flowers".Nymphenburg's popular Perl pattern is characterized by a beaded pearl-like edge and a 12-sided dodecagon shape. Each cup measures about 4" wide (not counting handle) and 2 1/8" tall. The saucer is approximately 6 in diameter, measured point to point. The price listed is for a SINGLE CUP & SAUCER SET (up to 5 sets available) Inspired by the clear stylistic elements of the Louis XVI period, sculptor Dominikus Auliczek designed this classic "Perl" dinner service for Nymphenburg in 1793. The design is perhaps the single most iconic service in Nymphenburg's history and was considered so exquisite that for over 100 years it was reserved exclusively for the Bavarian royal family.
It was the first dinner service in Europe to have a dodecagonal shape. The pattern also incorporates three-dimensional acanthus leaves into the design, a classic art and architecture motif that Auliczek observed during his travels through Italy. The hand-painted flowers on these cups and saucers are unique to each piece.
Since I have multiple sets, the floral decoration on the set you receive will not likely be the exact one pictured (but very similar). The pearl rim is enhanced with 24K gold highlights.The cup handles have a hand-painted leaf design and the acanthus leaves on the cup body are also trimmed in gold. The underside of the cups and saucers are marked with the green Nymphenburg shield and crown logo first used in 1910. Most of the saucers also have the hand-painted pattern number, as well as the impressed Bavarian shield mark. Established in 1747, Nymphenburg is known for its relentless commitment to craftsmanship and its sustained collaboration with the premier designers and artists of every era. One of the world's finest creators of porcelain, Nymphenburg has served generations of royalty and its porcelain is immortalized in museums and design collections. This set is guaranteed to be genuine Nymphenburg Perl dinnerware.
Condition of this Nymphenburg #982 Perl cup and saucer set is EXCELLENT with no chips, cracks, or fleabites. The gold decoration is also in great shape. This set has obviously been well cared for and appears to have been used very little. It looks fantastic and would make a fine addition to any #982 Perl table service. Please take a close look at the many photos I've provided and judge condition for yourself.These hand-painted Perl cups and saucers are hard-to-find. While you're here, please check out my other listings by clicking on the link below. I HAVE MANY OTHER PIECES OF THIS PATTERN CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE. Acanthus Leaves Trimmed in Gold. Top View of Cup - Small Flower Inside. Hand-Painted "Dresden Flowers" Floral Decoration. Closeup of Gold Pearl Border - Floral Decoration Different on Each Piece. Nymphenburg Shield & Crown Mark - Pattern Number 982. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let me know. I will insure this item at my own expense. Txzj pxzj11575 txzj-11 txzj85 txzj115. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers". The seller is "virginia_quailman" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.