This shapely and well-kept porcelain box by the Viennese Porcelain Manufactory Augarten was used to keep Zykan Kaviar. It has a lush, bulbous form with a flattened baluster cover. A blue, geometrical pattern runs once around its carcass. The flat lid has been painted with a blue banner, in which the word “KAVIAR” is inscribed. A delicate little bird is painted inside the banner. His curved tail feathers carry the word „ZYKAN“.
The box is in very good condition with just minimal traces of use at its foot rim and at the border of the lid. The box is marked at the bottom with the blue Augarten burn mark.
Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten
The Viennese porcelain manufactory Augarten was founden in 1718 by Claudius Innocentius du Paquier. With the help of a special privilege, vested on him by the emperor Charles VI., du Paquier built up a monopoly position in porcelain making in Austria. The manufactory came into the property of the court under Maria Theresia’s reign. It reached a high level of prominence during the classicism with its elegant decorations and got further more known through the delicate flower decors of the Biedermeier time. A new climax was reached during the Art Déco, when the manufactory collaborated with the newest artists and designers. Designs from this time are still highly sought after.