The cup has a two tone gilt lined top rim and has a gilt lined foot. The loop handle is fully gilt to the underside and to the ends of the terminals, with a decorative gilt pattern down the back of the handle. The saucer having the same pattern but has three birds.
It has a slightly raised gilt lined well. The decoration is a mixture of hand painting, enameling, flat and raised gilding.The saucer is marked to the base with a green Pirkenhammer back stamp with each having a red painted Wahliss Wien to the bases. Dates from 1890 to circa 1900. SIZE : The cup measures 5.6 cm high and 6 cm in diameter. The saucer measures 10.7 cm in diameter. Weighs 96 g before packing. CONDITION : The top rim has light gilt ware to the top rim, light gilt ware about 1/4 way around the rim and slight gilt ware to the slightly raised gilt lined well and slight gilt ware to the double circle at the bottom inside the cup. Otherwise in good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration.
The item "SUPERB ANTIQUE ERNST WAHLISS BIRD DEMITASSE CUP AND SAUCER ON PIRKENHAMMER BLANK" is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Date-Lined Ceramics\Art Nouveau/ 1890s-1919". The seller is "jelbart123" and is located in Warrington. This item can be shipped worldwide.