This is a German Bohemian tall hand painted hard paste porcelain chocolate pot. The maker is Ernst Wahliss. The date is circa 1900.
The pot is 12 ½” high to the top of the finial and 6” wide at the lower belly.
The belly is lobed and tapers into a long neck. The handle is wide and covered in gold. The mouth narrows into a spout for pouring. The finial is round and trimmed in gold. The mouth is also trimmed in gold.
The ground is purple to lavender at the top and fades into a greenish cream at the belly. There are cascading purple flowers that look like lilacs; some are outlined in raised gold and have raised white enamel for contrast. The leaves are green with some raised gold.
There are no nicks, chips, cracks or crazing. There are a few small spots of gold wear on the mouth and handle.
The piece is marked on the underside with a red crown over a shield with the word "Turn" as part of the crown and the word "Vienna" diagonal across the shield. The words below are "Made in Austria", which would mean the porcelain was created in the maker's Austrian factory or made to sell in Austria. In green are the words Hand Painted followed by the numbers of 9313 and 23.
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