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German Red & Colored

1900? Various parts of a children's toy tea set. From markings on two pieces, I presume that the whole set was made in Germany.

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This handled pitcher stands almost 2" high and displays FS against a bright red litho and blue flower background trimmed in gold. In all of the FS scenes here, the stork has his beak well down into what looks like a bottle, which the fox watches intently. $40.99 from Jo-Ann Deacon, Hamilton, Ontario, through Ebay, Feb., '00.

This teapot, just over 2" high and with a handle going even higher, is missing its spout. It has the same FS scene as above, though some heavy rust obscures it. $5 from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, Nov., '00.

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This handle-less cup, 1" high, shows DLS. The DLS scene is surprising in that the donkey is moving left in the left half of the panel, and the sheep in the right half are moving right. $36.99 from Jo-Ann Deacon, Hamilton, Ontario, through Ebay, Feb., '00.

This version of the same DLS cup, 1" high, kept its handle but received some dents along the way. This cup has "Germany" printed alongside its handle. $12 from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, Nov., '00.

This cup, 1" high, features WL but it has lost its handle. It has "Germany" printed near its seam. $12 from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, Nov., '00.

This WL saucer, 2" in diameter, matches the cup just above. $15 from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, August, '00.

This cup, 1" high, has its handle and features FC. $25 from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, August, '00.

This FC saucer, 2" in diameter, matches the cup just above. $15 from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, August, '00.

These two FS cups, 1" high, are identical. $12 each from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, Nov., '00.

Two such FS saucers, 3 3/8" in diameter, match the cups just above. Two exemplars. $12 each from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, Nov., '00.

This tray may or may not belong to the set. It has the same theme of floral patterns in front of a bright red background. It features FG. 11 3/8" x 7". Whether through scratches or just age, the metal shows through the painted design at a number of small spots on the upper surface of the tray. $65 from Marlene Schmidt, Readlyn, Iowa, August, '00.