This is a really beautiful mold - this was manufactured by the Carl Tielsch company in Altwasser Germany, which was founded in 1845. This gorgeous Biscuit or Cracker jar is completely hand painted with branches of ripe cherries drooping ripely from their vines. The body of the jar and lid is seafoam green with a lovely luster to it. Above the bulbous, fluted base there is a row of raised beading. This, along with the scalloped upper edge and that wonderful ornate handle & maple leaf, are painted in rich gold. This is a rare shape and I have only seen this one once.
The Jar stands 8" tall to the top of the finial.
It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines.
It is marked with the early Carl Tielsch CT mark under an eagle. Late 1800's to early 1900's.