Eighteen (18) Meissen and KPM porcelain rarities, teacups, and saucers. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) Meissen porcelain rarities including Ashtray, Kakiemon Plate, and Light Switch Cover, plus book. 1st item: Meissen porcelain car ashtray or aschenbecher, decorated with a floral spray and butterfly, by oral history from an early Mercedes Benz, affixed with metal collar and screw plate, signed. 3" H. Circa 1930s. 2nd item: Early 20th century electric wall light switch plate or light button cover with gray oriental dragon decoration, Meissen crossed swords mark with three incisions across and one to the side. 4 1/4" L. Circa 1930s. 3rd item: Kakiemon style decorated plate with yellow lion and plants in round jardinieres, scalloped rim outlined in dark paint, mark for 1815-1924 with impressed mark Z1. 9 3/4" dia. Mid 19th century. 4th-18th items: Group of fifteen (15) assorted Meissen and KPM porcelain teacups and saucers in various patterns. Includes six (6) cups with crossed sword marks (all except the smallest one have incisions through marks indicating second, third and fourth choice porcelain, 1852-1934); six (6) saucers (four (4) with crossed sword marks for 1814-1924, plus two (2) tea rose pattern saucers each with incisions through crossed sword marks indicating 2nd quality, 1924-1934), and three (3) saucers with KPM marks. Provenance: private Nashville, TN Collection, by descent from the estates of Edith and Richard Mickenhagen, Munich, Germany and San Paolo, Brazil. Richard Mickenhagen authored the book "European Porcelain" (Munich: Gugath & Sohn, undated, c. 1955). CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: All items with light grime, overall good condition. Plate has 2 1/4" area of repair to rim, 1/8" shallow rim flake. 4th-18th items: All pieces in very good condition. Most cups and saucers do not match.
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