The Wheeling Decorating Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, was one of the outstanding companies that decorated china, pottery and porcelain during the first half of the 20th century. The Wheeling Decorating Glass Company, which operated from 1869 to 1962,decorated glass, china, pottery and porcelain with their trademark gold leafing. The company, often referred to as WDCO, purchased blanks from companies around the world including Cambridge, Central Glass, Fenton, Fostoria, Homer Laughlin, Lenox and many more, and then decorated them with elaborate etchings and gilded designs.
This gorgeous set of 6 demi-tasse cups & saucers is their "AOG Roses, Daisies & Doves" pattern, circa 1920's & 1930's, which is nearly identical to the Rose & Daisy design produced by Pickard and Stouffer during this time period. The difference is that if you look closely there is a dove bird scattered here and there withing the floral design. The saucers measure 4 3/4" across and are stamped "Wheeling - Gold China - Wheeling W Va."; the cups measure 2 1/4" in height and 2 1/2" across and are stamped "Wheeling Decorating Co". There are no cracks, chips, repairs or wear; seldom if ever used. Lovely.