This gracefully elegant and delectable work of Art Nouveau 'Jugendstil' design is by celebrated German porcelain maker Rosenthal.
Jugendstil is an artistic style that arose in Germany around the mid-1890s that continued until 1910s. The style derived its name from the magazine Die Jugend (“Youth”), which featured Art Nouveau designs. There are two phases in Jugendstil: the early, pre-1900 style that is mainly floral in character and rooted in English Art Nouveau and Japanese applied arts and prints; and a later, more abstract phase, growing out of the Viennese work of the architect and designer Henry van de Velde.
This particular piece is early Jugendstil, with the carefully hand painted abstract Fleur De Lys and floral décor applied in a 'stained-glass' manner. More formal dating can be found via the Rosenthal stamp on the underside of the base. The décor is in the beautifully contrasting colour palette of Raspberry red, Powdered Lemon yellow and Pale Steel blue-grey - all of which is firmly defined in rich black outline.
The combination of the age, condition with the colour palette and design of this work that is combined together into this miniature form makes this piece an exceptionally rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. There is mild surface wear to the hand painted glaze that is commensurable with the age of the piece, please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears Rosenthal's stamp in use from 1891 to 1906.
Height: c. 4.8" / 12.3 cm tall (from base to rim). Rim diameter: c. 1.2" / 3 cm. Base diameter: c. 1.6" / 4 cm. Diameter (across widest point): c. 2.7" / 6.8 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.2 kg / 155 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Rosenthal (1879 - present)
The company founder, Philipp Rosenthal, moved his porcelain painting skills from Werl (North Rhine-Westphalia) to Selb in Bavaria, where he industrialised in the castle Erkersreuth with his painting workshop. The company grew from strength to strength over the years, with original pieces designed by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Walter Gropius. By 1997, Rosenthal was the market leader for high-quality porcelain and glassware in Germany and was the world market leader in conjunction with Waterford Wedgwood. Rosenthal launched 'Rosenthal Studio Line' to specialise in design-orientated art objects and goods.