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Vienna Abduction Cup & Saucer
Circa 1880

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  • Xupes Reference RS110901
  • Age Circa 1880
  • Condition The cup and saucer are offered in good original condition without damage or restoration. A number of the small stipples around the top edge of the cup are missing although have been advised that this is a manufacturing fault. A stunning and rare cabinet cup and saucer and one of several choice cabinet porcelain pieces we shall be offering!  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We are delighted to offer this stunning hand painted antique porcelain cabinet cup and saucer painted with a classical scene entitled ‘Abduction of Europa’ and dating from around 1880. Made at Vienna under art director Franz Dorfl the cup is painted with a detailed scene showing Europa riding a horse with various figures looking on. The painting is executed in coloured enamels with heavy gilding and with the inside of the cup fully gilded. The cup is titled to the base Entfuhrung d. Europa (Abduction of Europa). The saucer is also finely gilded over a cobalt blue ground. Both pieces have printed Vienna marks from the Franz Dorfl period around 1880 and the cup decoration is also signed by the artist F Kolil. A stunning and rare find and an exceptional cabinet set to add to any serious collection!

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