In 1884 the Sitzendorf porcelain factory, under the chairmanship of Alfred and Carl Wilhelm Voight, began the production of lace "Dresden style" objects of art. In 1890 another branch of the factory was opened in Unterweissbach, producing similar high-quality porcelain items.
The porcelain production was primarily individual or group figurines. This beautiful porcelain vase was somewhat outside the boundaries of daily production thus making it scarce in the marketplace. The plain white bulbous vase with slightly flared neck and collar base is decorated on the front with hand applied water lily blossoms, buds and leaves. There are four white blossoms, three of which are edged in soft pastel pink, and three unopened white buds, nestled among leaf laden stems in shaded greens with hues of light brown. The neck of the vase is decorated with a gold band and rim as well as a gold ring on the collar base. The vase measures 8 1/2" in height, 3 1/4" across the top and 3" across the base. The blue 'Sitzendorf" mark is double lines crossed with a single slash (looking like the capital letter 'H' from an angle). This mark was used from 1884 until 1902. There are cracks, chips or repairs; some wear to the gold decoration and a little minor roughness on several leaves. Beautiful 3-dimensional applied decoration.
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