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 1892-1894, 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.
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