An antique porcelain tea pot featuring a gold goose neck spout and two different Victorian courting scenes. There are three more portraits on the lid; two are the same and one other that is different. The body is a deep cobalt blue that still retains it's rich color and we find the handle decorated in thick gold to compliment the spout.
The hallmark tells us this piece is from the Haas & Czjzek Schlaggenwald factory; the first factory to produce porcelain in Bohemia. This particular piece has a blue beehive bindenschild mark as well as the H&C factory mark and is also stamped with Vienna. The factory mark is c. 1901, prior to this part of Austria becoming Czechoslovakia.
Measuring 6.75" high with the lid and 7.25" across in width from spout to handle. The condition is fabulous for such an old piece. We find just a tiny bit of wear to the portrait scenes; most likely from cleaning. There are no dings, chips, cracks nor repairs.
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