BEAUTY, STYLE AND GRACE!
This is a very gently pre-owned, beautiful and very elegant Josef Strnact Jr., Austrian Majolica double handle vase with navy body and lime green base, neck and handles and rose and yellow painted poppies on the front and back with gold foil paint trim around the top and interspersed throughout. The lime green base and neck have beautiful embossed designs in the porcelain. Circa is 1900-1933 according to it's stamp on the bottom. See below. Information on Josef Strnact Jr., found at porcelainmarksandmore.com states the following:
Bohemia / Teplitz-Turn (today Teplice-Trnovany): : Terracotta-, Majolica- und Fayencefabrik Josef Strnact (1881 until 1934)
Founded by Josef Strnact junior in 1881 the terracotta, majolica and faience factory in the former Austrian town of Turn-Teplitz (located 50km south of Dresden, Germany) was an instant success because of its wide product range. It included faience and majolica vases, garden pieces like flowerpots and pillars, umbrella stands, tobacco jars, mantel clock casings and continued over weaved and open worked stoneware like baskets and flower receptacles up to terracotta wall-pictures and a series of letters, which were made of majolica and used for company signs (system was patented by Strnact).
Strnact opened a subsidiary in Geisingen (near Schaffhausen in Baden-Wuertemberg) in the year 1902 which was named 'Terracotta-, Majolica- und Fayencefabrik Strnact Junior'. To cope with the rising demand, Strnact purchased the ceramic factory of Anton Heller in Turn-Teplitz in 1909 and up to 1910 his factories there alone employed over 300 people.
In the late 1920s, Karl Zöttlein and Josef Pachmann became authorised signatories after Strnact slowly began to retire and in 1934 the complete business including the studio in Geisingen was taken over by the businessmen Mr. Elly Schubert and Josef Pachmann but seems to have vanished shortly after that.
The basic form of the mark used between around 1900 and 1933, the initials J.S. and a 'flower' on a shield.
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent! There are no cracks or chips, however, the handles have been repaired with only slight notice to the right handle. Otherwise, this remarkable and stunning piece is in superb condition, considering it's age. Please see pictures.
MEASUREMENTS: The vase stands at 13" tall at the top of the handles and 10.5" tall to the top of the vase itself x 5" wide at the body. From handle to handle it measures 7.5".
As the pictures will confirm, this is truly a beautiful piece that is one of my absolute favorites, with many more years of use to grace any home, B&B or Century Home.
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