It is with my pleasure and distinct honor to offer this Most Amazing, RARE - Ornate Mold - Museum Quality Antique Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Vase with the most spectacular Roses Painted by the KING OF ROSES himself, Master China Painter Franz Bischoff. Breathtaking Roses painted throughout this gorgeous piece. This fantastic Beauty stands 15 3/4” Tall.. The mold is so unusual and rare. in the more than 25 yrs. of dealing with Limoges and Antiques I have only seen this mold 1 other time. Condition is excellent, free from damage or repairs. It’s marked with the Marvaliex mark which dates it to 1900. In the early 1900s P M de Mavaleix, H Balleroy and Mandavy opened a Limoges porcelain factory. Mavaleix left the factory in 1908 to open his own. Balleroy and his brother Antoine began Balleroy Freres The Mavaleix factory closed in 1914, but Mavaleix reopened in 1920 with his business partner J Granger as Mavaleix & Granger
The Mold is so unusual it has what looks like a rose in the mold and the top is folded like a flap. The colors of the roses and the way he executes them on this mold is nothing short of Stunning.
Franz Bischoff is known as the KING OF ROSES and his work is sought after in both the Fine Art works on Canvas that he has done and in the Porcelain World.
This is the piece for the Connoisseur of Collecting. It will make a statement as part of your Prestigious Antique Limoges Porcelain Collection. Franz Bischoff’s work very seldom surfaces, much of his work that is left today is held in Private collections or Museums.
Here is some information on this Master China Painter of all times.
Franz A. Bischoff (January 14, 1864 – February 5, 1929) was an American artist known primarily for his China painting, floral paintings and California landscapes. He was born in Steinschönau, Austria (now known as Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic). He immigrated to the United States as a teenager where he became a naturalized citizen. While in Europe, his early training was focused upon applied design, watercolor and ceramic decorations.
After arriving in the United States, Bischoff worked in New York, Fostoria, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan and Dearborn, Michigan. While in Detroit and Dearborn, he gained success as a porcelain painter, and as a teacher of the techniques, as well as a manufacturer of ceramic glazes as well as a teacher of watercolor painting Franz Bischoff decided to visit California in 1900 and ultimately chose to settle in the Los Angeles area in 1906. Shortly after arriving, he started making arrangements to design and build a large Italian Renaissance style home in Pasadena that also became his studio. This landmark home was completed in 1908.
Bischoff was one of the earliest members of the California Art Club, and the group's second meeting was held at his studio on February 5, 1910. Also present at that meeting were Carl Oscar Borg and William Wendt.
Inspired by the California countryside, Bischoff attempted to capture the area's brilliant light and diverse landscapes. Spending less time with ceramic painting following the start of World War I, Bischoff took up canvas painting. He painted local farms, fishing wharfs, coastal landscapes and scenes of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of Utah, including Zion National Park Recognized during his career for use of color and vivid composition, his paintings always displayed reverence for nature. One critic commented that some of his later works flirted with Expressionism and his use of colors were reminiscent of Fauvism. Franz Bischoff died of heart failure at home in his adopted city of South Pasadena, California on February 5, 1929.
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