Quite some time ago I purchased the inexpensive black and gold teapot picture below because it reminded me of two porcelain trio sets that were my mother's.
They are both JL Menau porcelain, made in Germany, and the combination of black and gold is strikingly beautiful.
The backstamp is the Henneberg Coat of Arms used between 1934 - 1949.
Which trio do you like the best? It's difficult for me to pick a favorite because I think they're both beautiful. My mother gave them to me when she gave up housekeeping, and moved into her assisted living apartment.