Hand painted china is so beautiful no matter if executed in a factory decorating department, professional studio or home studio environment. The quality of the finished product is what really counts.
This lovely decorated set of cups and saucers, circa 1910, was executed in a home-studio environment. The body of the cups and center of the saucers is a pale creamy yellow with a pastel blue band around the top and outer borders. There is a gold band separating the colors, gold trim on the rims and handles. The motif is delicate floral nosegay bouquets of white, shaded blues and purples connected by a looped pastel blue ribbon and intermittent flowers. Similar to the work of Luken, Stouffer and other decorating studios of the era.
The saucers measure 5 1/2" across and are stamped 'M Z Austria', for the Moritz Zdekauer Company, circa 1891-1917. The cups measure 2 1/4" in height and 2 3/4" across; they are not stamped. Five of the cups are signed by the artist 'M Troy', There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Lovely set.