Antique Wilhelm Schiller German Victorian Art Nouveau Majolica Pottery Urn Vase
Antique Wilhelm Schiller German Victorian Art Nouveau Majolica Pottery Urn Vase. Today we are delighted to offer for sale a fabulous antique Wilhelm Schiller 19th century majolica figural vase! A bit of info on Wilhelm Schiller. Wilhelm Schiller began production of porcelain and earthenware in Bodenbach, Bohemia in 1829, operating under the name of Schiller and Gerbing. In 1885, the firm was dissolved and renamed Wilhelm Schiller and Son and remained in operation until the onset of World War I. It is unknown whether the firm of Schiller and Gerbing produced majolica, but the firm of Wilhelm Schiller and Son is clearly the most prolific of the Bohemian manufacturers of majolica. The color palette used by Bohemian majolica makers including Schiller is much more subdued than that of their Staffordshire counterparts. The background of many Schiller pieces is of a matte-finished taupe, light gray or turquoise with glazed surface features in various shades of brown and black. The interiors are usually glazed in turquoise. Much of the firms production reflects the transition from traditional Victorian majolica to the Art Deco style. The most common Schiller pieces are decorative vases, jardinieres, table centers and ewers. No examples of Schiller majolica plates, bowls or other functional table-wares are known. Wilhelm Schiller and Sons majolica was marked with the letters WS&S that was either impressed or contained within a raised cartouche. This beautiful vase is the epitome of Schiller’s artistry and craftsmanship. The piece is finely crafted and detailed. The vase is made of majolica pottery, in a aesthetic early Art Nouveau neoclassical style. The vase features a square-shaped base, with ornate relief geometrical floral decoration adorned with the figural representation of the angel Gabriel gently carrying two babies. This gentle archangel watches over children at all times and guides them back when they stray from the path. The top and neck of the vase feature ornate floral and geometrical decorations, with applied arabesque handles. The top features a pie-crust border, with lovely apple green interior. The vase is glazed in a multitude of warn and dark colors, with a brown, green, yellow, and black color scheme. The piece is stamped on the bottom “W S & S 315″. The vase presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with minor display wear and patina commensurate with age. There is an insignificant (and hard to see) chip on corner of the base; and a minor fleabite chips to bottom edge; bottom tip of one handle has a small chip. None of these minor defects (so unavoidable with old majolica) detract from the beauty of this rare and wonderful piece. Most folks will never even notice them. Add old world Victorian elegance and style to any fine majolica collection with this beautiful Wilhelm Schiller vase… Fresh to the market! Dimensions: 9-3/4″ in height, 5-1/4″ in length, 4 in depth. Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking! Please remit promptly, via. We are experienced shippers! Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback in return! Established in 2007, The. Rhode Island Antiques Mall. (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items! AUCTIONS are listed with NO RESERVES. Be sure to watch for periodic SALES and Price Reductions! Thanks for looking and check back often! New Items are listed EVERY WEEK. 345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860. Come visit us in Rhode Island, or find us on the web! Please be aware that. Thank you for looking! Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Antique Wilhelm Schiller German Victorian Art Nouveau Majolica Pottery Urn Vase” is in sale since Thursday, March 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Majolica”. The seller is “ri2u” and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.