The Ewer is very skilled in execution and suggests high end production for a discerning market
It may have been created as a demonstration piece for one of the large exhibitions of the nineteenth century.
A number of artistic influences are suggested. The artwork is really very good and uses a combination of decorative forms including tube lining and enamelling techniques.
The handle is exquisite but impractical, further suggesting a display or exhibition piece rather than a piece intended for practical use.
– Excellent condition.
– No chips, cracks, hairlines or crazing.
– Minimal wear to the gilding
– Slight wear to the base rim commensurate with age and use
– One tiny frit to the base rim
– Bearing puce printed mark of a Crown above Imperial within a band in ornate script
– Together with impressed ‘672’ and gilt workmans or decorators mark
– Marks associated with Carl Knoll & Sons, and date this piece to in or around 1900
Size & Weight
– Vase Stands: 29cm tall
– 15cm wide body
– 13.5cm foot rim
– 9.5cm by 7.5cm rim
– Unpacked Weight: 1.18 kilos
Karlsbad Porcelain Factory Carl Knoll – Rybáre, Czechia (Fischern, Bohemia, Austria)
- 1842: a kaolin processing plant was founded by Carl Knoll.
- 1848: began porcelain production.
- 1868: Carl died and his sons (Adolf, Karl, and Ludwig) expanded production.
- 1903: factory now owned by Anton Weber, Wilhelm Lorenz, Alred Lorenz and Karl Knoll.
- 1920: began producing an onion pattern
- 1945: the factory closed