Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ernst Wahliss

This saucer is made by the Wahliss company in Austria between 1902 and 1910. The gilding is extremely beautiful depicting birds, grasses and bugs and is raised upon a deep blue background. In the middle are a pair of intials which look to be added later as the gilding is different and not raised. This was probably made for display ( which is exactly what I use it for on my bookshelf! ).

4 comments:

ALL THE BEST said...

It is sooo beautiful!!I love the gold and deep blue!

Be the change..... said...

Thanks, ATB! It's one of my favorite pieces :-) I realized the other day I have a lot of deep blue china!

pve design said...

Stunning.
I adore all china designed with nature, birds, grasses and bugs.

Be the change..... said...

yes, isn't it odd, PVE -that we put the most natural things on the most man-made concoctions! I guess it's more of a celebration of nature!