This is a beautiful example of a Chinese Export pot de creme cup hand painted in brilliant shades of red, turquoise, purple and green. The pattern is very intricate depicting women as well as a floral motif. This cup was probably produced in the mid to late 1800's.
Chinese Export pieces were made specifically to be exported to Europe and were not sold in China. These beautiful cups were highly sought after throughout the European countries. In fact, in later years some French porcelain factories hand painted their pots de creme cups in the style of the Chinese Export (Chinoise).
Originally this cup may have part of a set that may have included other serving pieces as well.