Monday, September 12, 2011
Petersyn (Green) Witches Fortune Telling Cup and Saucer (Austria, 19th Century)
"The Petersyn Halloween Green Witches
Tea Leaf Reading Cup and Saucer Set
Rarer than the Petersyn black Witches set!!!
This antique 1800's ULTRA RARE authentic set is fully marked on the bottom of both the cup and saucer. The set is from Austria and is porcelain china. The bottom of the cup has the small green Witch in flight with the Austrian stamp. The bottom of the saucer is stamped with the Petersyn Co. mark.
Cup measures about 3 3/8" in diameter and about 2 1/4" tall and, the saucer measures about 5 1/4" in diameter. Around the cup and saucer is a series of old hand silk- screened flying witches. Inside of cup features many occult-related fortune telling symbols. This tea leaf reading set is in wonderful condition for its age without any cracks, chips or grazing.
Someone loved this set and it was well taken care of for over 100 years. It is very rare for Petersyn set to come up for auction especially with both matching pieces. The colored symbols are bright and the set still has its shiny glaze. The saucer has a little bit of wear to its green trim and the bottom of the cup shows little wear to its bottom (common on sets where the cup sits on the saucer).
This Petersyn Halloween Witch set is a featured item in the Museum of Collectible Antique Fortune Telling Teacup Sets. The Petersyn's Halloween set were made with the black flying Witches and the green flying Witches. The green sets were very limited and much more difficult to find than the ones with the black flying Witches! This auction is for the GREEN set!"
Currently 11 bids and it's up to 157 dollars.
Will probably go for much more.
What a fascinating item!
Love this one!