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Beautiful HP Austrian porcelain: Art Deco lustreware Bowl w/ 4 Salt Cellars, early 19th c. Moritz Zdekauer blanks; hand decorated & signed by “Harmon” sometime later, probably the 1920s. Iridescent luster interiors, exteriors sport a creamy tan sand-colored glaze. A border of black brackets accent the lovely reddish-orange radishes (or beets?) & their ruffled greens. A trio of ball feet gilded in rich matte gold adds the bling to this design...stunning!

I am a huge fan of American & European handpainted china, and began my own collection as a child when my Scandinavian great-grandmother gave me (& each of her descendants) a handpainted chocolate cup...

:: Condition & Measurements ::

Condition is excellent; other than a bit of gold wearing off the bottom of the bowl's feet, there are no chips, cracks, nicks, crazing, repairs, etc. to any of these pieces; they're in incredible condition.

The salt cellars measure 2 1/8 inches in diameter [5.4cm] and 7/8ths of an inch high [2.25cm]; the 3-footed bowl is about 5.25" in diameter [13.35cm] and 1.5" high [3.8cm].

Maker’s mark stamped in green on underside, “M.Z. Austria” with the crown & double eagle insignia; hand signed by “Harmon”.

:: Related Items ::

This listing is for 1 bowl and 4 open salt cellars, all in tan. We're offering 2 more cellars in a separate listing, lighter in color. See last photo for example, pictured here for reference only.

More treasures from the Belle Époque, Art Nouveau and Art Deco through Mid Century eras await in our Vintage Dinnerware China, Porcelain, Glass, Retro Plastique section:

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:: Care & Handling ::

As with any fragile porcelain, these pieces should never be used in microwaves, and we strongly recommend hand washing with a mild dish soap. Where there is surface crazing, avoid staining by restricting contact with acidic or deeply colored liquids & foods (strong coffee, beets, etc).

Please Note: Vintage and antique dishes were often decorated with glazes containing varying levels of toxic substances, like lead or cadmium. If you have a concern, please research before purchasing. To minimize exposure when using vintage dinnerware, please observe the following precautions: use infrequently; do not expose to high heat, including microwaves, ovens, and dishwashers; avoid contact with acidic foods & liquids, especially if piece is cracked or crazed (slight crackling of the clear overglaze); do not use to store food or liquids; hand wash with a gentle detergent soon after use and allow to air dry.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: We love to ship globally; please provide your address for an accurate quote of shipping costs. You must determine your own local customs fees or import taxes, if applicable.

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Art Deco HP Lustreware Dish w/ 4 Open Salt Cellars - Hand Painted Bavarian Porcelain, Radish Motif, Signed by Artist

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: Moritz Zdekauer Bavarian Porcelain, Candy or Sauce Dish, 4 Salt Cellars, on 3 Gilded Ball Feet, with Hand Painted Radish or Beet Motif, on Creamy Tan Glaze, for Retro Fabulous Appetizers
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  • Ships worldwide from California, United States