"Can't make out the word on the bottom of the cup" Here is a brief summary on "Wagner" I found online: Some Royal Vienna artists were simply better than others, and if you develop a good eye, youll learn to spot quality right away. Royal Vienna style plates are sometimes signed but most are not. Some signatures, Wagner for instance might command a higher price but generally signed or unsigned are around the same value. Pieces painted by the Wagners (a whole family of artists who worked for KPM and other German porcelain makers) tend to be very high quality, especially portraits. But a similar painting by another artist, that presents in the same condition and is of comparable quality and detail as Wagners, would be worth just as much.CUP 2 6/8" tall, 3 5/8" wide SAUCER 13/16" tall, 5 1/4" wide Excellent Condition, No chips, cracks or crazing or touch-ups. SEE MY OTHER CUP & SAUCER Set Signed "Wagner" and Royal Vienna PLATES. Ambrosius Lamm watercolor on ivory painting, George Washington p4A ItemID D9813606. Ambrosius Lamm, Dresden China Producer. The German Saxony capital of Dresden reached its peak as a center for producing fine hand-painted china in the century from 1850 to 1950 when over 200 decorating studios were in operation. This artistic outpouring had its origins in the nineteenth centurys translation of the earlier fashionable rococo period into a broad romantic movement expanding on themes of lush naturalism, beauty and love.
Lamm, located at 28 Zinzendorstrasse, was one of the citys leading workshops from its founding in 1887 and produced decorated wares beautifully reflecting these romantic themes. The Lamm studio was known for the highest quality painting in the Viennese, Meissen and Copenhagen styles. Its specialties were Old Dresden Flowers, Watteau style French romantic scenes and mythological depictions. A wide range of luxury wares were produced, including cabinet plates, cabinet cups and saucers, center pieces, etc. Complete dinner sets were also produced (many with the owners monogram) as well as more utilitarian wares.Among the most exquisite Lamm pieces are ones featuring heavy gold paste work and well executed portraits. Jeweling and beading were also favored techniques on the very best wares.
Lamm produced numerous plaques rivaling in quality the famous KPM plaques produced in Berlin. Another famous Lamm accomplishment was a series of twelve cabinet plates reproducing portions of famous oil paintings from the Semper Gallery in Dresdens Zwinger Palace. The Lamm workshop used several marks on its wares during its 62 years of operation. The first mark was a blue lamb over a script Dresden used from 1887 to about 1890. Shortly before World War I the firm was marking its wares with a shield/cartouche form enclosing a script L and/or an angel or cupid (a favorite Lamm decoration) over a script Dresden/Saxony.Lamm pieces can also be found signed by individual artists. Unfortunately, much of the work and history of Dresden porcelain was destroyed in 1944 during the Allied bombings of World War II. In a single night, most Dresden decorating studios were obliterated, and the porcelain decorating business has never fully recovered. The Lamm studio struggled on, but finally closed in 1949. The item "ROYAL VIENNA CUP & SAUCER Porcelain Demitasse Wagner RARE Gold #2 BEAUTIFUL" is in sale since Saturday, December 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Vienna". The seller is "bigtoylots" and is located in Yuba City, California.
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