When I first saw this result I thought the price was surprisingly low - until I read the very full description. Pieces from the large and compelling tea sets issued by the Germans are very much in demand right now, so given the noticeable chip at the rim, I feel this piece brought top dollar. A very nice array of pieces from the trio of differently sized sets can be seen in my newly published third edition on pages 119-121.
I feel that the lavish multi-page spread in my new third edition has contributed to the surge in prices for undisputed German-made porcelain tea set pieces, but I am surprised by this Samson-like price. The seller is top-notch, his description and photos best-in-class - all surely contributing to the final price, but, wow, $454 for this pairing?