A beautiful little porcelain Eggcup, specially produced by the Nymphenburg factory in Munich for the Deutsche Reichsbahn Sonderzugs.
The eggcup carries designation marks for Hermann Göring’s Sonderzug ‘Asien’, and in particular carriage number ‘234’ which was Göring’s Vip wagon.
The highly glazed porcelain is accentuated with a fine red trim and even finer gold trim to the inside and top of the spout rim. The tiny base/foot of the jug also has red and gold trim, this time with the thin gold line to the top and the red underneath. Centered to the upper part of the eggcup body is the Deutsche Reichsbahn insignia, a gold eagle with wreathed swastika straddled by the letters D and R. There is no green Nymphenburg crest on the underside as the available area is too small, but there is an impressed Nymphenburg Shield to the inside rim, and a hand-painted number ‘234’in black indicating the wagon number.
Top rim diameter 4.6cm
Base diameter 4.4cm