Thieme decorated in the well-love patterns of Meissen, Sevres and Vienna. He employed experienced artisans who were especially skilled in the area of porcelain painting. Realistic florals and botanicals from the old masters were closely copied from arrangements in books and from Meissen.
This excessively Rococo Revival styled, elaborately decorated tazza displays individually painted botanical florals, individually hand cut piercings and meticulously hand applied gold embellishments.
The hand painted florals are permanently fused onto these plates, saucers, cups, etc. This form of decorative art requires practice, skill, diligence and experience. The absorbent surface has to be painted with great skill because a wrong stroke of the brush is difficult to correct. The paint represents a liquid paste that has been thinned with water and a syrup-like agent until it becomes the correct consistency for the artist's brush.
To further astound the artistic senses of the viewer.....there are nearly 100 individually hand cut piercings on the rim!
As the finishing touch, the gold painter decorated the porcelain pieces with paint made from precious metals. The paint used was liquid polishing gold that emerged from the firing with a dull sheen which then required polishing.
The Thieme company, since its inception, has continued to make every effort to ensure the training of talented painters, embossers and modelers to continue the tradition which means that even new and vintage items are made and decorated by the same standards.
This lovely tazza with a traditional centre nosegay is surrounded by a circle of hand cut piercings in a shell and lattice pattern alternating with pierced florals.
It will sit beautifully on its own as a display piece or assembled with a smaller or larger tazza to make a stunning tower for the display of candies and cookies.
We've discovered by talking with the current Thieme Manufactory representative, that this particular style of wares has not been produced since the early 1920's. When we looked in their catalogue for a similar item, there wasn't one. Based on their current pricing for hand cut piercings and painting, this would be priced in the neighborhood of $2000 or more! We are very pleased to offer it for your consideration at a fraction of that cost.
Dates to between 1901 and early 1920's.
8 1/2" diameter x 3 1/4" tall (22.7 x 8.3 cm)
No chips, flakes, flea bites or cracks.
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