Cobalt Net Handleless Cup. An unusual serving piece from the Lomonosov Cobalt Net line. Cobalt Net is the trademark pattern produced by the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. The pattern first appeared in 1949. It is a combination of hand painted intersecting lines, or netting, of cobalt blue with inverted tear drops of cobalt blue and 22 karat gold accents. Cup is 2½" high and 2¾" diameter. Red Lomonosov back stamp and "Made in Russia" indicating export quality. We don't have a lot of these left.
What can it be used for? Originally it was marketed as a teacup without a handle or a small sugar bowl (you supply the spoon) but it can be used to serve sour cream, cottage cheese, pudding, creme brûlée, olives, dipping sauce... Well, I guess you get it.