The Antiquarians are very pleased to offer this beautiful example of antique porcelain figural art that is so typical of the great producers in what is now Germany. Produced by the Von Schierholz porcelain factory in 1907 (based on the backstamp) we have an antique porcelain covered dish -- perhaps a candy dish or a dresser jar -- that stands on three gilded feet and has an elaborately reticulated base and lid. Golden scrollwork intersperses the apertures, and then, typical of the glorious excesses that we see in Meissen, Dresden and other producers of porcelain in this same period of time, the lid is bedecked with a nosegay of literally hundreds of small pink and white flowers that spill across the top, along with the attached stems and leaves. Atop all this glory sits a putto, who works double time as the handle for the lid. It is amazing that in the hundred or so years that he has been sitting sentry on the lid, someone hasn't snapped his head off!
This Von Schierholz Antique German Porcelain Reticulated Footed Lidded Dish With Figural Putto is not a tiny piece; it measures approximately 7" in height with the lid on, and has a base diameter (at the rim) of 6-1/2". Please examine our photographs of this delightful Von Schierholz Antique German Porcelain Reticulated Footed Lidded Dish With Figural Putto. It is in excellent condition, considering its age. The body of the Von Schierholz Antique German Porcelain Reticulated Footed Lidded Dish has suffered no chips, cracks or other breakage. There is some light wear to the gilding on the base, and a few of the flowers and a couple of the leaves and stems have small chips and breaks, which is also very typical of the elaborate Dresden and Meissen pieces of this same age. Again, examine our photographs carefully, for they are part of our description of condition.
This Von Schierholz Antique German Porcelain Reticulated Footed Lidded Dish With Figural Putto is the perfect gift for the Thuringia fanatic in your family. Perhaps your mother-in-law collects Dresden, Meissen and other antique porcelain objects from the area that is now Germany. Or perhaps you simply find this lovely Von Schierholz Antique German Porcelain Reticulated Footed Lidded Dish With Figural Putto fascinating and have to procure it for yourself. We are all entitled to our small guilty pleasures, aren't we? No matter the reason, seize upon this opportunity to own this fine example of antique German porcelain figural art at such an attractive price!
BRIEF HISTORY: The Von Schierholz porcelain factory was started in 1817 in the town of Plaue in Thuringia. Rather than focusing on the production of dinnerware like other porcelain manufacturers, the Von Scheirholz factory focused on figural arts and what we now refer to as "accessories". As a result, Von Scheirholz produced some of the greatest examples of porcelain vases, compotes, and figural items in the storied history of Meissen, Dresden, and other producers in what is now Germany. The Von Schierholz porcelain factory is still located in its original town of Plaue in Thuringia.