Vintage 1920s Art Deco Porcelain Teacup - Diana Pattern - Royal Austria
Deepest of all in her personality was the golden radiance that she diffused around her. As an open fire in a dark room throws romance and pathos into the quiet faces at its edge, so she casts her lights and shadows around the rooms that held her. F Scott Fitzgerald
So full of art deco style, this beautiful 1920s-era porcelain tea cup and saucer was made by the Austrian pottery of brothers, Oscar and Edgar Gutherz, who worked under the name O & E.G. Royal Austria, Financed by German-American immigrant/ceramics importer Lazarus Straus, the Gutherz brothers built up quite a reputation for creating some of the finest porcelain dishware in the world.
Producing porcelain blanks for hand-painting hobbyists in America, as well as their own collection of in-house decorated designs, O & E. G. had consistency and quality at the helm of all their endeavors. This cup and saucer features the Diana pattern - a delicately hand-painted design of pale pink flower-like petals inside a thick gold band.
Great Gatsby approved, this vintage design has the glory of the roaring 20s written all over it. Balanced, beautiful and artistic, it's a porcelain heirloom that represents the exquisite style of the 1920s.
- Stamped on bottom with maker's mark as well as Austrian and Czechoslovakian provenance
- Hard to find Diana pattern
- Colors include pale pink, gold, black, pale yellow and bright white
In lovely vintage condition. The gold rim on the teacup sauce is wearing in some spots and there is the tiniest chip in the pedestal rim on the underside of the saucer (please see Diana photo). Other than that in gorgeous condition with no chips, cracks or staining.
Cup measures 3.5" inches (diameter) x 2" inches (height). Saucer measures 5.5" inches (diameter). Together, this set weighs 7oz.