Today we are pleased to offer for sale a beautiful set of 12 cream soup/consomme bowls and matching saucers by Victoria China of Czechoslovakia!
This service for 12 is done in an unusual and lovely shade of purple, with yellow banding and gilt accents. In the center of each bowl is a Roman pastoral neoclassical scene, with the Appenine mountain range as a backdrop. Some depict a shepherd couple being given a baby by a robe-clad messenger (possibly a goddess), others show a Roman soldiers and companion being met by a villager woman and a cherub.
Though unsigned by an artist, these depictions are undoubtedly from Angelica Kauffmann, whose artwork appeared on many Victoria China pieces. The pieces are stamped “Victoria China Czechoslovakia” on the underside.
In this lot, you will receive:
12 Cream Soup Bowls
- Dimensions: 6″ in across top (including handles), 4-3/4″ in top diameter without handles, 2-1/8″ in base diameter, 1-3/4″ in height
12 Saucers/Under Plates
- Dimensions: 6-1/2″ in diameter, 3/4″ in height
Total Pieces: 24
Set presents in very good to good antique condition, with general wear commensurate with age, storage and use. Mild to heavy loss of gilding may be present, as well as minor scratches/loss of color. One plate has a small chip, but no other chips or cracks have been noted.