SIZE: 5 & 1/4 inches long, 2 & 2/4 inches tall and 3 & 1/2 inches wide.
COLORS: Purple violets with greenery and light green background.
MATERIAL: Porcelain with scalloped and gilded edge.
MAKER: Imperial Austria, PSL
AGE: Painted in 1911
SPECIAL: Very nice condition, hand painted and artist signed.
ARTIST: Maud _ollen (?) in 1911
CONDITION: Looks as if it were always a display piece
Imperial Austria, PSL was founded in 1873 by Ludwig Lowenstein in the Czech Republic. PSL was for Schlackenwerth, Pfeiffer and Lowenstein and remained viable until closing in 1949. The factory was managed by Josef Pfeiffer, Jr. in the 1900s and was renamed Pfeiffer & Lowenstein.
In 1938 the Nazis seized the factory and renamed it Porcelain Factory Schlackenwerth Josef Pfeiffer. After the war, the owners were Luise & Wilhelm Pfeiffer and George von Hoffmann.
Hand Painted china was very popular during the early 1900's. Striking colors and imagined scenes were professionally completed in a factory studio, or by a skilled artist at home who created everlasting art that would be as fresh and new 100 years later as when it was painted. During the late 1800's and early 1900's hand painted plates became a favorite hobby of many Americans. China blanks were purchased from many French, German, and Bavarian companies and beautiful works of art were created by professionals and hobbyists.
This lovely hand painted bowl, dated 1911, was probably painted in a home studio. The motif consists pretty violets with accompanying greenery in shades of greens against pastel purple flowers. The background is a muted light green. The work of art is signed by the artist "Maud _ollen (?)".
Handpainted Violets on Imperial Austria Footed Bowl