These are a pair of Burgundy gilded porcelain soup bowls hand painted with a floral pattern.. They were made by Schwarzburg, Royal Vienna between 1904 and 1924 with the beehive marking. One bowl is in excellent condition. The other shows wear of the gold scrolling in the bottom. They are 9 across and 1 5/8 deep. These are very unusual and would be a great addition to your collection or as a gift.
Rack Plate Empress Josephine Royal Vienna Napoleon Charger
This is a Royal Vienna portrait rack plate or charger of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon which dates to 1880-1900. The beautiful, highly embellished plate is a quite large, 10.75 inches in diameter, a charger or just a cabinet plate, and bears the beehive or shield mark under the glaze of Royal Vienna factory, Austria and was manufactured around 1880-1900 in what is called the Vienna period. Although the portrait is not identified, it is a portrait of the Empress Josephine and the letter N is incorporated into the border. It has exquisite detail in heavily applied enamel paints and gold, with a beaded enamel border and heavy gold trim with a gold overlay laurel leaf border. There are no chips, cracks or restorations. A fabulous piece.
For sale is a fabulous porcelain vanity tray with accessories. Includes two cologne bottles, and a powder box. You are only paying for the tray and cologne bottles, the powder box is free since the lid has a crack in it. The tray has a blue beehive mark and number which looks like a Royal Vienna mark, however, it is an overglaze mark, thus, it may be another company from the same region. (RV marks are supposed to be under the glaze). According to research, about 40 other factories in the same geographic region copied Royal Vienna items, and depending on the quality of the item, they can be quite pricey. (see Antiques Roadshow; a RV copy was worth $5-$8,000!). Whether this is a true RV mark or another company from that region is not certain. The tray has blue number #7730 and beehive; and no chips or cracks, and is 16 x 12 inches; raised painted flowers, and gold accents. The cologne bottles are 10.5 tall; just showing some wear off the gold on the stoppers; and are numbered: #7727 with blue beehive mark, no chips or cracks. Powder box is also numbered #7727 with blue beehive symbol; the lid has been previously repaired by someone, and the gold is somewhat worn on top finial. Aside from the crack on the powder box, this entire set is in very good condition, and is quite stunning whether it is RV or another similar company. It came from a very affluent estate in Grosse Pointe, MI. And, most vanity trays are unglazed on bottoms so an underglaze mark is unlikely.