Vintage BOHEMIA porcelain tea cup (teacup) and saucer set made in Czechoslovakia featuring creamy white bone china with a sprinkling of flowers in yellow, blue and pink pastels with gently shaped tea cup body and scalloped edges on the saucer. (c. 1941-1945) Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or damage to note.
"Bohemia" Ceramic Works AG, Nová Role, Czech Republic (Neurohlau, Bohemia, Austria) was founded in 1921. From 1922 to 1945 Philip Rosenthal AG of Selb, Bavaria was a partner. The factory produced household, hotel, and coffee and tea sets in porcelain. Products were imported to many countries including the United States. Starting in 1976 it produced an onion pattern.
The quality of its products was great enough that it was chosen as the factory to display porcelain dinnerware that Czechoslovakia displayed in their pavilion at the 1939 New York Worlds Fair.
In Rontgen's book next to the marks for this factory, the factory name is listed as "Bohemia." Rontgen's book mentions Slavkovský Porcelán being merged into a company named "Bohemia" in 1953, and then the company "Bohemia" being merged into Karlovarský Porcelán in 1958. Logic leads me to believe that "Bohemia" and "Bohemia" Ceramic Works is one and the same. Both Rontgen and Henderson note that "Bohemia" Ceramic Works was nationalized after WWII, and became Karlovarský Porcelán AS Závod Nová Role.
In addition to the Marks included herein, Henderson's book "Decorated Bohemian Porcelain" and Rontgen's book "Marks on German, Bohemian . . .," show marks for what appears to be other lines: Bohemia Royal China and Baronet. Rontgen and Replacements Ltd have the factory name as Bohemia (without an "n") Ceramic Works, Henderson and other places have used Bohemian Ceramic Works.
The vintage Bohemia tea cup measures 2-1/2" tall, 3" in diameter and has a shaped base which extends up the sides. The matching saucer has a gently scalloped and shaped edge and measures 5-1/2" in diameter. Backstamped on the bottoms of both is BOHEMIA, PORCELAINE FINE BOHÈME, CARLSBAD, CZECHOSLOVAKIA together with their lion logo.
A2199 - Vintage BOHEMIA Porcelain Tea Cup (teacup) & Saucer Set Czechoslovakia Pastel Flowers