This is a very elegant fine china covered sugar bowl that was produced by Seltmann in Weiden Germany. It is the Marie Luise pattern of china. The covered sugar bowl is white with gold trim around the upper edges and handles. The lid has a beautiful gold design on the top and the handle is gold on the outside.
There is a backstamp on the bottom that shows a crown, Marie Luise, Seltmann, Weiden Germany. Weiden is in the Bavarian part of Germany. There is also the number 243 incised above the backstamp and the number 3 incised below.
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We don't know when exactly this piece was made, however we purchased this set at an estate sale that had other older china sets.
There is a simple elegance to this piece and is a fine example of the china that the Seltmann company produced.
Measurements: The piece stands approximately 5 1/2 inches tall with the lid on. From handle to handle is approximately 7 1/2 inches. The base is approximately 3 inches in diameter.
Condition: This beautiful covered sugar bowl is in excellent vintage condition. There is minimal wear on the base.