Uncommon porcelain chamberstick with meticulously hand painted gilt and colourful alpine flowers.
Helena Wolfsohn's workshop was one of the most prolific decorating studios in Dresden. According to the Harran's book on Dresden porcelain, "Her success prompted several copycats, such as Richard Klemm."
The mark of her studio is located beneath the chamberstick and is handpainted in blue.
This particular mark (a crown over a script "D"_ was adopted by the firm in 1881 after a court ruling regarding the used of the "AR" mark by both Wolfsohn and Meissen was overturned in Meissen's favor. The blank chosen for this chamberstick is unmarked but Wolfsohn is known to have purchased blanks from the Meissen factory as well as the Riemann factory in Coburg. It is also reported that some blanks also came from the Fischer factory, Hutschenreuther and Rosenthal.
We don't find Dresden chamberstick very often and when we do, they are often damaged (well...they WERE very handy in their day!) This one is in perfect condition. No chips, nicks, cracks or hairlines.
5 1/4 x 4 1/2" & 1 1/2" tall (13.0 x 11.5 x 3.8 cm)
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