Thuringia Bock-Wallendorf floral painted porcelain cup & saucer

Thuringia Bock-Wallendorf floral painted porcelain cup & saucer

Code: OWA1803

£178.00 Approx $221.67, €207.7

Stock Number: – OWA1803

Date: - Circa 1900 - 1919

Materials: – Thuringian porcelain clay  

Country of Origin: – Germany Thuringia (Thuringia is a state of central Germany, covering 16,171 square kilometres)

Description: – A delightful early 20th century Thuringian porcelain cup and saucer. The basket weave moulded body is beautifully painted with sprays of summer flowers in truly bright enamels. The porcelain works decorated in the manner of the 18th century and used marks that could be confused for earlier Ludwigsburg porcelain.

Size & Weight: – The cup is 6cm tall & 6.5cm across the rim, the saucer is 12cm across and weighs 195g in total.

Condition: – The first quality, porcelain is in excdellent condition without any chips, cracks or restoration. “Displayed in a cabinet for may years. The porcelain, hand painted flowers and gilding are in excellent order. 

Photography:-  Please look at the images as they show a true status of this delightful demitasse. There are some light reflections seen following the photography and are not discolourations to the glaze.

History & Marks: The cup and saucer have the marks for items made between 1900 - 1919 - Thuringia is actually a region of Germany and not a maker. In this region there were so many porcelain makers by the end of the 18th century that they are now known as Thuringia porcelain. Some of the more important makers were Gotha, Wallendorf, Limbach, Volkstedt, Rauenstein, Kloster Veilsdorf plus many others. Three people have been credited for getting it all started in this region: Georg Heinrich Macheleid, Johann Gotthelf Greiner and Johann Wolfgang Hamann. The Greiner family was no doubt the most influential in making the Thuringia porcelain makers well known today. They had their hands in almost all the factories of this region around that time. Most of the makers are not around anymore today. Wallendorf and Volkstedt being the exceptions. The porcelain of this region, while not necessarily as good in quality as the more well known makers like KPM and Meissen, have a charm missing in some of the bigger makers. Part of the reason being that this porcelain was not made for the kings and high society but for the middle class. This charm is what makes them very collectible. 18th century Thuringia porcelain is very rare now and extremely hard to find. 

Declaration: This demitasse is original Thuringian porcelain from the time period described. 


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