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REDUCED! FROM £80 TO £70!!

An absolutely exquisite antique set of 5 porcelain cups and saucers, made in the Czech Republic and dating to the 1930s.

The firm responsible was Moritz Zdekauer, at Stará Role in the Czech Republic (formerly Altrohlau, Bohemia, Austria). The German porcelain manufacturer Hutschenreuther purchased the factory in 1909, and named it Altrohlau Porcelain Factory, but the MZ was always retained. The base marks were in use from 1918-1939.

The sweet little rounded cups are demitasse size, made from a fine translucent porcelain and with a strongly art deco right-angled handle. All the pieces are individually hand-painted and signed by an L Muir, and are glazed in a soft matte biscuity, milky coffee-coloured glaze with gold lustre handles and rims. The freely painted design features buttercup-style yellow flowers with green leaves and tendrils, with darker chocolate brown stamens and a band around the rim.

The set is in superb condition, with just one tiny faint hairline inside one cup, and no other damage, and no wear to the gold. These have obviously been highly valued cabinet pieces for all time. (There is a spare sixth saucer, so one cup has been lost.).

Three of the 5 cups are marked as shown, 2 cups are marked Foreign (i.e. for export), and the saucers have a slightly different mark, 'Made in Czechosloakia, MZ Altrohlau, CMHR' (CMH is CM Hutschenreuther), also dating to 1918-1939.

The cups measure 6 cm/2.25" high, and the saucers are 12.5 cm/5" in diameter; the total weight is 798 gms, and the estimated packaged weight is 1250 gms.

REDUCED Art Deco Teaset, Antique Handpainted Buttercup Teaset, Hutschenreuther MZ Altrohlau Czech Porcelain Demitasse Cups/Saucers 1930


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: china, porcelain, ceramic, eggshell
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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