An exceptional antique 19th century Royal Vienna porcelain tea pot and creamer. Beautifully hand painted and richly decorated in raised impasto gold enamel. The hand painted scenes are vibrant, rich in composition, exquisitely hand painted in masterful detail. The teapot features a scene of the goddess Diana, depicted nude and bathing at a spring surrounded by her nymph companions. The creamer features a scene of three semi—nude female figures in colorful robes in a forest setting. Each scene is framed with gold trim embellished in raised enamel accents.
The teapot and creamer are richly decorated in impasto raised gold enamel. The upper portion is patterned a border of stylized leaves and wide gold band on a peach back ground. The back of the pieces with stunning decorative vignettes done in raised gold enamel that include scrolling foliage and leaves followed by a Greek key motif bordered with raised enamel dots. The sides decorated with flaming torches surrounded by intricate stylized foliage done in raised enamel on a cobalt background. Below the handles is a lovely scene of birds in various poses, finely hand painted in raised gold enamel on a pink ground. The handles and feet are trimmed in gold accents. On the teapot lid is a figural artichoke finial.
Both are stunning pieces of outstanding artistry. Marked to the bases with the Vienna beehive or shield mark in blue underglaze, as well as impressed numbers. In overall very good condition with some general wear commensurate with age and use.
The teapot measures 5 7/8” height x 4 ¾” width. The creamer measures 4 ¾” height x 4” wide.