Antique Bavaria Chocolate Pot Violets
- Item Category: Ceramics
This turn-of-the- century tea/chocolate pot is marked "Z.S. & C. Co.", "Bavaria" and "Richmond" (for "Porzellanfabrik Zeh, Scherzer & Co. The pattern is "Richmond". The mark is green and is under glaze. This mark was used from 1880 to 1918. The number “5” is also on the bottom (?). This chocolate pot is all violets and gold. This pot is molded in relief, the edges are molded with a floral design with a lacy appearance. This molded in relief pattern is on the handles and lid. Very dainty, on a pure white background, it has clusters of violets in light green foliage around the upper third of the pot. Smaller clusters of violets are scattered around the center. A filigreed gold band encircles the pot; with small clusters of violets beneath the gold band. The bottom of the pot is scalloped, molded in relief, and painted with gold and gold flourishes. Tiny violets and gold flourishes encircle the lid, which also has an ornately molded vine-like handle. The edge of the lid also is molded in relief, and trimmed in gold. Stands 8 1/8" high, about 4" across the body of the pot; from tip of spout to end of handle, about 6". Maker's Mark: Clearly marked in green with "Richmond" (name of the pattern) "Z.S. & Co Bavaria", which was used by the Zeh, Scherzer & Company beginning 1880 to about 1910. Condition: Excellent – except for a small chip on the bottom edge. The gold is entirely intact.