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Dresden Reticulated Carl Thieme Fruit Bowl and Underplate
Exquisite Dresden reticulated Carl Thieme Fruit Bowl and matching underplate or stand. The bowl features a scalloped edge with a wide border of reticulated flowers interrupted by floral sprig vignettes, both inside and out. The bottom features a large floral bouquet. The plate or stand matched the bowl, every flower is hand painted in fine detail.
Carl Thieme operated a china decorating which he established in 1864. In 1867, he relocated his studio to Potschappel, Germany, 10 miles from Dresden. At first, Thieme decorated white wares purchased from the Schierholz factory, but in 1872, he began producing his own porcelain. He hired many talented artists and modelers including the talented flower maker, Carl August Kuntzsch, who later married his daughter and took over the company. The company continued to make hard paste porcelain of high quality, beautifully painted, and artistically modeled, winning many prestigious awards during the late 19th and early 20th century. Since the factory used the crossed swords mark at one time, it is often confused for Meissen, however after many legal battles the company decided to adapt their own mark. Since Potschappel was eventually incorporated into the Dresden township, the factory has been able to incorporate "Dresden" into its mark. It is now known as one of the most enduring and best of the Dresden manufacturers.
The bowl and stand are both in excellent condition, circa early 20th century.
Size of Bowl: 2 ½" Height by 6" Diameter
Size of Underplate: 8 ½" Diameter
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