Porcelain coffee cup and saucer
Artist/Maker Dates: 1814 - present
Place of Production: Germany
Date of Production: 1970s
Materials: gilding, porcelain, print
Height of the cup: 5 cm.
Diameter of saucer: 11.5 cm.
Carl Magnus Hutschenreuther (1794-1845) was born in Thuringia and started his working life as a porcelain painter. In 1814 Hutschenreuther discovered kaolin, used for the production of porcelain, in north east Bavaria and he decided to set up his eponymous state of the art porcelain factory.
A second factory was established by Carl Magnus' son Lorenz Hutschenreuther in the nearby town of Selb in 1857 and in 1969 both companies merged to form Hutschenreuther AG, Selb. The lion motif, used by Lorenz Hutschenreuther in Selb and designed by Paul Klee in 1919, was unified with the founding date of the original factory to create the company trademark, signifying excellence in quality, craftmanship and creativity.
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