A very fine 19th C. hand painted classical three-part bolted urn decorated in the Oriental manner with pierced cover. This urn was decorated by the workshop of Helena Wolfsohn and showcases the fine workmanship for which she became known. The urn was probably a Meissen blank purchased by her studio and decorated by her artists.
Helena Wolfsohn owned a porcelain decorating studio which began operation in Dresden, Germany, in 1843. During her lifetime, her shop was one of the most prolific decorating studios in Dresden. Her studio did not produce its own porcelain but purchased white blanks from Meissen as well as from other famous porcelain factories. Her mark was often mistaken for one of those factories, especially Meissen. Whether or not this was done on purpose to deceive is still in question amongst historians. What is not in question, however, is that she painted pieces of exceptional quality and artistic merit, and that her wares have become collectible in their own right.
The urn is in very good condition with minor paint loss.
Size: 12" Height
19th C. Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Hand Painted Urn