Many connoisseurs consider this pattern, first created in 1860 for the Rothschild family of Europe, to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain. The bird motif portray a 19th century tale about Baroness Rothschild, who lost her pearl necklace in the garden of her Vienna residence. Several days later it was found by her gardener, who saw birds playing with it in a tree. Each piece is hand painted with 24k gold accents, this covered sugar bowl has a strawberry sitting on top.
Measures 3.5" H