Hand painted china is beautiful and unique as it portrays the artists emotions and visions for the subject he or she is creating. This beautiful hand painted console bowl, circa 1910, was created in a small home studio environment by a very talented individual with great attention to detail and subject naturalism.
The hand painted motif on this fabulous console bowl varies from a profusion clematis blossoms in shades of purple and violet accented by deep green foliage on one side to the combination of a tree ripened lush peaches in shades of yellow, red and pink interspersed among additional purple and violet clematis floral and green foliage, all set against a background of light blue-gray. The large curled handles, splay feet and rim are gold. Artist signed on the side 'C Jochens'.
The fantastic blank was produced by the Count Thun Porcelain Factory, circa 1890-1908. The firm produced items for four New York importers, PH Leonard, Dawo & Dotter, Charles L Dwenger and Paul A Straub & Co. The bowl is marked in green with the double shield and crown mark "Vienna - Austria". The console bowl measures 14 1/2" in length, 8 1/2" in width and 7 1/4" in height. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some gold wear on one handle. Beautiful.