The teacups are marked with the word “Handgemalt” , a German term.
I found the meaning of the term from another great web resource for Etsy sellers, Porcelain Marks and More.
The website is privately run and free — and again, a terrific resource for Etsy sellers —- so if you can donate a few bucks to this website please do so through their front page “Donate” button.
As my store grows, I expect that I will run into more German and European pottery and have bookmarked this website for future visits.
So what happens when you find an item listed by another Etsy sellter that is a match or perfect for your item?
You link to it of course!
After all, if someone falls in love with my listing — at least I hope someone falls in love with these beautiful tea cups — then they may want the matching tea pot, right?
Sharing the love… and seeing what happens.
Have you tried to do something similar with your listings?
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- Instead of “hangemalt” or hand painted ceramics, another method of getting artwork from print to pottery is called “transferware”. Click here to learn more about transferware (a process that the English developed in the mid 1700s).
- An item listing with a link to another Etsy Seller- The Lonborg Denmark “Brutalist” bowl