Take your morning coffee in this exquisite mocha cup from the Augarten Porcelain Manufactory in the Biedermeier style. Noble nature: Connoisseurs are bewitched by the noble quality of this Biedermeier pattern with its scattered flowers. An effect that is reinforced by the bright band and fine gold toothed edging.
The process of painting this pattern on the porcelain is extremely time-consuming. The porcelain painter must be highly skilled and experienced to ensure that the colour border and gold edge are applied cleanly. The pattern has already been documented in the “Bestellbuch der k.k. Wiener Porzellanfabrik” (Order Book of the Vienna Porcelain Factory), which was first published in 1790.
During the Biedermeier era (1830 - 1864), Viennese porcelain became a status symbol for the aspiring middle classes.The hand-made gems that graced the tables of wealthy citizens of that time featured designs and decoration like the “Viennese Rose” and other floral styles which remain popular today.
Rapid growth in competition at home and abroad finally forced the famous company to close down in 1864. Its extensive collection of designs was donated to the Museum of Art and Industry, which is now the Museum of Applied Art. An important chapter in Austrian history had come to an end – or so it seemed.