Beautiful and delicate alpine flowers were carefully painted on these vintage Dresden porcelain name cards.
They were decorated by the porcelain studio of Richard Wehsner. It was located at Zinsendorfstrasse 16 in Dresden from 1895 to 1956. As did many of the Dresden porcelain studios of the era, Wehsner produced finely painted items in the style of Meissen. Their floral painting was outstanding and clearly on par with Thieme, Klemm and others.
The blanks they chose to paint on were produced by Philip Rosenthal & Co of Kronach, Bavaria, Germany (W.Germany). This mark (which Wehsner painted over in gold) dates to between 1898 & 1906.
Since Weshner was not the only porcelain studio producing Meissen-type items, these place cards blend beautifully with those of the other studios. (size are very close, too!)
This set of 12 are in lovely condition without chips and cracks. There is a bit of wear to the gilding commensurate with age. We estimate their vintage to be circa 1900, so they are well over 100 years old and ready to be used and admired for many more!
3 11/16 x 1 5/8 inches (9.4 x 4.1cm)
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