An antique art porcelain bowl featuring an oyster shell mold that has been hand painted in an Art Nouveau style. Inside and outside of bowl are decorated with white magnolias against a background of deep forest green and burgundy. There are three turned legs that keep this bowl up above the table surface and really make it a nice display piece. The rim shows a pretty feathering of gold and the legs are also painted in gold.
The hallmark tells us that the blank was manufactured by the K. Steinmann Porcelain Co. in Tiefenfurth, Germany with Hand Painted in a ribbon. The marks help us date this piece to c. 1900. We find the name of the artist signed on the outside of the bowl towards the rim. The name looks to be Pule. Professional artists of this time period always signed on the front of pieces.
Measures 8.5" wide at top, 5" high with a circumference at the top of 21". You'll notice age wear to gold on the bottom of the feet; this could easily be refreshed by a professional porcelain or ceramic painter or left alone as this area is not noticed unless the bowl is turned upside down. There is no damage to porcelain anywhere.
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