An elaborately painted and gilt cabinet cup and saucer depicting St. Stephan cathedral in Vienna. The painting is delicate and the tiny figures are from the 19th century. The gilding is both flat and raised. The saucer is 5 ¼ inch diameter (13.5cm). The cup is 2 3/8 inches tall (6.5 cm).
Condition: no chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. The only wear is very slightly to the raised ovals on the saucer, probably from the base of the cup rubbing there.
The marks on the bottom of the cup and saucer are the same except that the cup has the name of the cathedral and Wien written in black. Otherwise both have an underglaze blue crown and hive as well as an overglaze orange, “’Porzellanhaus’/Ernst Wahliss/Wien” printed mark. The store was in Vienna in the late 19th century and some of the molds from the Royal Vienna were bought by Ernst Wahliss in 1902, so the date for this cup and saucer should be right around the beginning of the 20th century.