Dresden China

An image of bright white china tea set including a pot, cup and saucer, sugar bowl with a lid, and a creamer. All have brightly coloured roses and leaves stuck on the outsides. It is on a small wooden table with a vase of pink and white roses behind it.
Dresden Tea Set in the Pink Bedroom

Country of Origin: Germany 
Year: ca. 1872-1920 
Materials: Porcelain and paint  

The Dresden Company was a china manufacturing company that began in Germany in 1872. The produced a large number of china tea sets, but their most popular motifs were developed by flower modeller Carl August Kuntzsch and involved flowers added on to the outside of the tea set.  

This set has applied flowers and sprays in pink, red, blue, yellow, and green, adorned with bees and butterflies. The set includes a teapot, a creamer, sugar bowl, and a teacup with a saucer.