I’ve had this cup and saucer in my booth for
months years. The set is marked TPM and has no chips, cracks or crazing. There are embossed leaves around the rim and base of the cup and the outer rim of the saucer. Sweet roses and other flowers are hand painted all over both pieces. The cup handle is elegantly shaped. Every other similarly priced cup and saucer I’ve offered always sells fairly quickly, but this set keeps hanging around.
The only thing different about this sweet cup and saucer is that something is written on it and I don’t know what it says! The gold letters look hand wrought…..maybe they were done at the same time as the flowers. Please take a close look…….......
Can you translate this for me?
It looks like ‘Leve nochlange’ but I’m not sure…especially about the first letter….maybe it’s an “S” instead of an “L.”
Is it someone’s name?
Is it a bit of wisdom?
Is it a not-so-nice thought?
I'm almost scared to ask, but I would love to be able to tell the future buyer what it says!
Can you help?
I’ll be linking to Vintage Thingie Thursday at Coloradolady…. Maybe someone at the party will know!