Vintage Halloween Holloween German Witch Demon Masonic ? Teacup & Saucer 1800's
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Vintage Halloween Holloween German Witch Demon Masonic ? Teacup & Saucer 1800's :
Here is one of the most amazing antique Halloween Holloween finds ever offered on . This tea cup and saucer were most likely made in Germany in the late 1800's. Germany was the leader in paint, ink,pigment color technology in the late 1800's and the color orange was highly sought after as it was very difficult to produce. This color combined with the approximate age of the cup and saucer, design and strange occult motifs all point to Germany. You will notice most older vintage antique Halloween items of quality come from Germany and feature the Orange colors. In addition most of the very lovely chromolithographs and full color gel-postcards were also printed in Germany in the 1800's.
The creatures on the cup and saucer range from bats, half a goat buried or decending into a hole as we only see a back leg and tail, a giant winged serpent,a strange vine, a bird with the head of a man, a black cat, spider-like motifs and a demon or the devil with a tennis raquette beating a winged creature !!! Bye the way it appears the demon is " relieving himself " WOW this is an awesome piece and not to be missed by any serious collector or the occult or antique Halloween items. Guaranteed to be old and as described. Hand painted and absolutely unique - no one will have anything like it but you. certainly a center-piece of any serious collection.
This may have some Masonic ties due to the goat motif. Appears to be gold trimmed accents, bottom is unmarked although there is a slight embossing which I cannot make out, it may be a "T"
Good luck. Happy to answer any questions from serious buyers. This item was purchased at an antique store many many years ago FYI