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The "modern" style of the set is certainly reminiscent of the While hopeful on my part that this might actually be a Naudot, the Naudot expert on ebay said that it was not; so the search continues.
Found on back of a 19th Century French Pastel Portrait by M. Kimball, a documented American Artist who exhibited a portrait drawing in a Paris Salon in 1886. This is a modern-day mark, probably a decorating mark, and is said to have been used after 1993.
The factory was in business 1803-1945 under a variety of names, the last of which was the above name beginning in 1902.
Blanks commonly used by Klemm were from Meissen, Rosenthal, KPM, Silesia, and Limoges I haven't been able to find this mark in any of the books, but are told that it is for Bernardo, which I also have not been able to find. Lefton Cup I'm reasonably certain this is the work of an outside decorator.
It is perhaps one-of a kind, although it is possible that several were made for family members. It is a wonderful decorative, nostalgic, and historical piece, obviously made to honor a mother and baby, whose appearances are certainly agreeable with the time frame of She purchased it brand new through an exclusive catalogue.