Splendid circa 1900 ceramic vase from the factory of Franz Anton Mehlem.
This Royal Bonn ceramic vase with its quintessential Art Nouveau shape and fantastic hand painted decoration is lovely from every side.
Both sides of the magnificent 12" tall vase are decorated in rich polychrome colors. One side has gorgeous spider mums and the reverse is hand painted with a woodland forest scene in a technique that emulates a fine watercolor painting.
Gold gilt enamel highlights the naturalistically shaped organic handles which terminate in meandering tendril vines. Artist signed, "M. Dirkmann" near foot.
Condition is excellent. No damage or restoration.
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