Monday, November 7, 2011

Austria Moritz Zdekauer Tea Cup

Each year the small town where I live holds a twice-monthly flea market, May through October. That's where I found this gorgeous teacup ~ at the very last flea market of the season! Lucky for me, since most people were selling things at half-price. The asking price for this cup and saucer was $8.00 (which I would have paid!) but I got it for only $4.00!  I am in love with this tea cup and saucer! The shape, the design, the soft pink, green and aqua colors, the fine, thin porcelain ~ everything!



The bottom markings are "Austria MZ" which stands for Moritz Zdekauer. I'm not an expert on the subject, but from the research I've done on the stamp, it seems my cup and saucer dates to 1891 - 1917. For more information on this and other Bohemian and Czechoslovakian china marks, click HERE. For a brief history of the Moritz Zdekauer company, which dates to 1810, click HERE.


It's so delicate and feminine. Look at the sweet heart-shape on the handle!


It would be very nice to have a whole tea set of this pattern ~ but I'm happy with my flea market find!




Until next time,
Cindy

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25 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

Beautiful, nothing like drinking a cuppa from a real teacup.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Beautiful Cindy! You found a gorgeous treasure! Thnaks for visint and joining in with the celebration of teacups!
Ruth

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How elegant! I know you will treasure it! ♥

Terri said...

This is a beautiful cup with a very romantic feel! The scalloped edges and uniquely molded cup make for quite the amazing cup set. I love the roses and the coloring too. The mint green on the saucer really sets the cup off. What a delightful treasure to find for only $4! Lucky you!
Thank you so much for sharing your find with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Mari said...

Hi Cindy~I have a couple of nice pieces from this same maker!! I just love all the attention to detail! its just amazing :) love your beautiful cup and saucer :) and wow for the price is even better :)

xo~Mari

Brenda said...

That is beautiful, Cindy. But you have to drink tea out of it.

Kathy said...

You lucky gal! This is a gorgeous teacup! What a deal! I keep hoping to find an elegant teacup at a good price.. but they have been eluding me! So beautiful, Cindy and I am so glad you shared with A Return to Loveliness!
God Bless,
Kathy

kitty said...

What a wonderful flea market find!! The teacup is so gorgeous. I'm visiting from Tea Party Tuesday.

Cottage and Broome said...

A beautiful find and for only $4.00, perfect! What a great idea for a small town, monthly flea markets how fun. Laura Cottage and Broome

Linda Anne Young said...

That is the loveliest teacup and saucer- so dainty! I just joined your sweet blog, and now I'm going to get a cup of tea and read your other posts. Such a pleasure to see these beautiful things! Blessings! Linda

Carole Meisenhelter said...

this cup and saucer is very appealing; what a lucky find!

Au and Target said...

It's very pretty! tea does taste nicer out of a nice cup, doesn't it?

Johanna said...

Hi Cindy,
what a find. This cup is realy a treasure. The decoration is so charming and the cut edges are very feminine. May be you will find later some more of this china. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Cindy,
What a darling teacup you have found! I love the colour and the delicate scalloping on it. I have a set with the same mark. Yours is truly a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Heather said...

So elegant, and the heart shape is lovely.

my cup of tea said...

Such a beautiful tea cup and saucer! The handle is amazing! Happy TEA day!
~Donna~

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

***GASP*** FOUR DOLLARS!! OMGoshie! That is stunning.....I am in LOVE with this cup. I adore the scalloped saucer and the handle to which it looks like it has a little whimsy heart on it! amazing.

xinex said...

What a beautiful teacup set. It's exquiaite!..Christine

S said...

How lovely, it's shape is so unique. Thanks for sharing.

Zaa said...

Simply delightful .. Truly a treasure.. I love the scalloped edges and delicate colors.. Thanks for sharing this little beauty !!! ..HUGS

Deb said...

I love the handle on the tea-cup. Very cute. Deb=^..^=x4 Ontario, Canada

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love this-it is so pretty. What a lucky find!

rosenresli said...

You had great luck to find a Moritz Zdekauer (alias Altrohlau) porcelain at a flea. And the price is really a steal.
I love Zdekauer porcelain (unfortunately have no piece from this manufacture) and your cup and saucer are very beautiful. I made a blogpost about Zdekauer some months ago.

I wish you good luck for your next treasure huntings and send you much greetings from germany,
Tanja

monica engle said...

My mother and I have the bowl that matches that cup. We would like to know if there is somewhere we could find other pieces. We bought our bowl at a yard sale for $10!

Marcia Oakley said...

I have 2 exactly like this and paid $100 each for them - good deal! (And i would love to buy it off of you) ;)

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