A Fine Japanese Hand-Painted, Enameled and Gilded Porcelain
Satsuma FLOWER Vase
~ 1000 Faces of Immortals, Samurai and Dragon ~
Height: 8 3/4 inches Width: 7 1/2 inches Depth: 6 1/2 inches
The bottom of the vase has the distinct Satsuma porcelain Meiji period markings with the circle around the cross at the top.
Excellent antique condition, with minor age-appropriate wear. No cracks, chips, repair or restorations.
The originality of this sophisticated hand-painted and enameled & gilded vessel is in its absolutely unique form, certainly Japanese in its esthetics and proportions; but, which already carries in itself the unmistakable elements of the Art Nouveau era that just has began in Europe.The exterior of the vase is decorated with the classic Japanese plot of 1000 Faces of Immortals, Samurai and Dragon in the best tradition of Japanese Art, a blend of beauty and ferocity. The abundant use of gold color in the design sets a beautiful stage for the multi-color portrait depictions. The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai), also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from September 8, 1868 through July 30, 1912.
Carl Teichert ~ Meissen Porcelain
~ A Set of Six Reticulated & Gilded ~
These wonderful elegant plates are of round scalloped shape with reticulated Rococo-stylerim, pierced and elaborately outlined in gilt. Hand painted Dresden wildflower bouquets with several different types of wild flowers in color enamels decorate the center of each plate. Fine antique condition - no chips, cracks, hairlines, repairs or restorations.
Diameter: 8 1/3 inches
Impressed “MEISSEN” mark of Carl Teichert Meissen Stove & Porcelain Company, Meissen, Germany. Impressed numbers "1" and "13". Blue oval with a star over-glaze Meissen decorating mark.
The Teichert-Werke Meißen.
The Teichert-Werke were manufacturers of porcelain and earthenware in Meißen. One of the predecessors was the Meissner Ofen- und Porzellanfabrik (formerly C. Teichert), who, from 1879 onwards, produced, among other ceramic products, also porcelain in hand-painting with the under-glass-blue onion-pattern decor. Teichert-Porzellan was also known as Bürgerlich Meissen.
Carl Teichert, the founder of the firm died during the Franco-Prussian War on a visit of the German troops near Paris on February 6, 1871, at the age of 41. In August 1872, the company was transformed into a stock company. In 1879 the production of porcelains, which until then had been the monopoly of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory, was begun because of the upheaval of the founding period. At the same time, the company was renamed Meissner Ofen- und Porzellanfabrik (formerly C. Teichert). In 1885, some 460 workers worked for the factory.
In 1891, the production of wall panels was started. In 1896 it was decided to erect more buildings for the production of plates. As a result of delays, including a big fire, the full production could only be begun in 1919.
A Group of 5 Hand-Painted
Floral Dessert Plates
by Carl Thieme
Diameter: 7.25 inches (approximately 18cm)
These original late 1800's dessert plates are stunningly beautiful. The all have the markings of Carl Thieme at Potschappel - X with the T above it, used before the famous blue crown mark of the Dresden porcelain was registered in 1883. There is also a style mark №691. Each plate is unique in a beautifully hand-painted Alpine flower bouquet composition design. All 5 plates are in excellent condition, practically without any loss of gold gild, no cracks, hairlines, chips or flakes.
Carl Thieme (1816-1884)
Although Carl Thieme had been a successful antique dealer, his love of porcelain led him to establish his decorating studio in 1869 where they painted white porcelain blanks. By 1872 „Saxon porcelain manufactory of Carl Thieme zu Potschappel-Dresden“ began to produce its own porcelain. Thieme decorated in the well loved patterns of Meissen, Sevres and Vienna. He employed experienced artisans who were especially skilled in the area of porcelain painting. Realistic florals and botanicals from the old Masters were closely copied from arrangements in books and from Meissen. The Thieme Factory is still in existence, producing the museum quality work they have been known for all these years.
One of Thiemes best employees was Karl August Kuntzsch, a talented flower modeller and later his son-in-law and business partner. He founded the big tradition of opulent flower covering which is still very characteristic for Dresden Porcelain. After the death of Thieme he proved himself as a far-sighted entrepreneur who continued the business successfully and introduced Dresden Porcelain to the international markets.
The company often took part in industry, art, and world expositions. Numerous gold medals from Antwerp, Chicago, Paris, or Dresden document not only the high quality of the finished goods but also the significant artistic skills of the modelers, sculptors, and painters. Outlet stores were opened in the European capitals of Berlin, Stockholm, London, and Paris.
gERMAN Art Deco
~ SEated Nobleman ~
by Professor Paul Scheurich
Height: 11 1/4 inches (approximately 28cm) Width: 6 1/2 inches (approximately 16.25cm) Depth: 7 inches (approximately 17.5cm)
Presented here is one of the finest Meissen porcelain figurines of the Art Deco period by professor Paul Scheurich (1883-1945), who is acknowledged to be one of the 20th century's greatest modelers. The back of the base has a blue under-glaze crossed swords mark. The bottom of the base bears an incised model number A1148 and impressed number 115. The piece is in excellent condition and has no chips, hairlines, cracks, restorations, or cancelation lines.