The Alfred Stellmacher Imperial & Royal Porcelain Factory, Turn-Teplitz, Bohemian, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was founded in 1859. The factory produced decorative porcelain, flowers, table and household porcelain. The factory was purchased by Ernst Wahliss in 1894.
This beautiful ewer, circa 1882-1894, is hand painted with a motif of wild rose blossoms in variegated shades of pink and yellow, nestled among shaded medium and olive green foliage. Small violet flowers with hazy blue-gray leaves add to the assemblage. The reverse side shows a stem with single pink rose. The large roses and leaves are delicately outlined with gold enamel. The background is a soft ivory bisque color. The bulbous base flows into an embossed top with pour spout. A gold enamel sculptured dolphin head handle adds the finishing touch.
The ewer measures 10" in height and 7" across the widest portion. It carries the stamp "A. Stellmacher Habsbourgware - Austria". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; several silver colored marks near the base of the ewer, caused by contract with other items while stored over the years. The decorations are outstanding.
A. Stellmacher Habsbourgware H.P. Porcelain Ewer w/Wild Roses Motif
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