Porcelain with young women draped over it for life. Austrian. Ernst Wahliss. Living from 1837 to 1900, Wahliss started out in sales for a porcelain factory, Founding his own ceramics firm in what is now Czechoslovakia, he launched a store called “Wahliss” in Vienna and exported porcelain across Europe while being Vienna’s leading porcelain dealer.

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Pair of amphora vases decorated with maidens and calla lilies. ca. 1900. Austrian. Porcelain with partial gilt and polychrome decoration. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/ernst-wahliss/pair-of-ernst-wahliss-porcelain-partial-gilt-and-OWB8xGSAAw8-nfDfP9crKA2

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Centerpiece. ca. 1897. Austrian. Porcelain. centerpiece. Makers marks: Ernst Wahliss crown mark used from 1897 to 1906. Workmans marks and impressed mark “4380 1.” Image © 2019 Antique-Marks.com. Fair use license. via https://antique-marks.com/wahliss-porcelain-centerpiece.html
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Figural spill vase modeled as a young standing woman and seated man playing a flute and pipes on a rectangular base with four feet with an open tree trunk to one side to hold the spills. ca. 1900. Austrian. Decorated in blush ivory colors with gilded highlights. Makers marks: green makers lozenge marked “Royal Vienna Wahliss” to the base with various other painted numbers and marks. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/antique-austrian-ernst-wahliss-royal-vienna-porcelain-spill-vase-circa-1900/id-f_15476892/
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Porcelain figure of a nude maiden on a shell decorated base. ca. 1900. Austrian. Image © 2020 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/04be01-belle-epoque/catalogue/1110-ernst-wahliss-art-nouveau-porcelain-figure-of-a-nude

Glammed up porcelain with more than a touch of gold. First Empire in style. Made by Marc Schœlcher (1766-1832). Born in Alsace, he had a porcelain factory and a salesroom on the Boulevard des Italiens in Paris.

Tête-à-tête with decorations showing various Parisian monuments. ca. 1820.
Tête-à-tête with decorations showing various Parisian monuments. ca. 1820. French. Hard porcelain, polychrome and gold. Image © Carnavalet Museum. Fair use license. via http://www.carnavalet.paris.fr/en/collections/tete-tete-decore-de-vues-de-paris
Vase. ca. 1815-20.
Vase. ca. 1815-20. French. Porcelain. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/16589
Cup and saucer, part of a coffee service. 1804.
Cup and saucer, part of a coffee service. 1804. French. Porcelain with gilding on a midnight blue ground. Image © Chicora Antiques, Inc. and antiques.com. Fair use license. via http://www.antiques.com/classified/Antique-Porcelain—Pottery/Antique-Teapots—Tea-Sets/Antique-A-French-First-Empire-Paris-Porcelain-Coffee-Service–marked-Schoelcher–1804
Four-tiered dessert stand with plates with gilt rims and painted flowers separated by a baluster-form standard with scrolling gilt acanthus leaves and flowers on a claret ground. Gilt paw feet. ca. 1830.
Four-tiered dessert stand with plates with gilt rims and painted flowers separated by a baluster-form standard with scrolling gilt acanthus leaves and flowers on a claret ground. Gilt paw feet. ca. 1830. French. Gilt and painted porcelain. Marks: “SCHOELCHER.” Image © 2019 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/decorative-arts/a-schoelcher-paris-porcelain-four-tiered-gilt-and-painted-porcelain-dessert-stand-marc-schoelcher-paris-france-/a/5139-67082.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515

Porcelain made by the Leningrad Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad. All of these in Sarah colors, as bright as they come.

Bottle form vase after a design by  Mikhail Mokh, of bottle form, painted with young Soviet pioneers carrying a flag, playing volleyball, and swimming, with the neck decorated with tents. 1930. Unmarked but inscribed in Russian and dated "Mokh. M. / 1930 / III" under the base.
Bottle form vase after a design by Mikhail Mokh, painted with young Soviet pioneers carrying a flag, playing volleyball, and swimming, with the neck decorated with tents. 1930. Porcelain with a gilt top rim. Unmarked but inscribed in Russian and dated “Mokh. M. / 1930 / III” under the base. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-soviet-porcelain-vase-by-the-state-6174714-details.aspx
Plate with cobalt ground decorated with four cartouches depicting traditional folk scene with gilt foliage and central figure. 1925.
Plate with cobalt ground decorated with four cartouches depicting traditional folk scene with gilt foliage and central figure. 1925. Porcelain and gilt. After a design by Alexandra Shekatikhina-Pototskaya. Green imperial cypher of Nicholas II dated 1895. Blue factory mark dated 1925. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/russian-works-of-art-faberge-icons/folktales-a-soviet-porcelain-plate-state-porcelain
Kumys pot, presumably part of a commission ordered by the government of 
the Soviet Union, for the Mongolian People’s Republic, 1939.
Kumys pot, presumably part of a commission ordered by the government of 
the Soviet Union, for the Mongolian People’s Republic, 1939. Porcelain. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/the-rarest-of-soviet-porcelain
Bulbous style vase in a Suprematist design
Bulbous style vase in a Suprematist design, painted with red rectangles within dark blue borders, and blue circles at intervals. ca. 1935-36. After a design by Nikolai Suetin. Apparently unmarked but inscribed with the numeral “24” under base. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-soviet-suprematist-porcelain-vase-by-the-6236606-details.aspx?lid=1&from=relatedlot&intobjectid=6236606

Designs for Minton by Scotsman Christopher Dresser. Porcelain. Living from 1834 to 1904, he trained as a botanist but also made some wonderful art. All of these with a lot of blue but he worked in pink and brown too.

Cachepot. 1875-1900.
Cachepot. 1875-1900. Aesthetic movement in style. Japonaise. Cloisonne. Decorated with a blue top band simulating sky above a green sea filled with colorful carp and stylized flowers and plants, all figures outlined with a fine line of gold. Image © James D. Julia and 2019 Morphy Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/2747-361/
U shaped vase. 1886 or 1889.
U shaped vase with Japanese and pre-Columbian influences. 1886 or 1889. Hard-paste porcelain. Image© 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1988.30/
Piece for a dresser. No date.
Piece for a dresser. No date. Image 2019 Andrew Muir – Leading Clarice Cliff and 20th Century Ceramics Dealer. Fair use license. via https://andrew-muir.com/items/christopher-dresser-for-minton/322
Pair of quintal vases. 1850-1900.
Pair of quintal vases modeled on the Dutch tulipière. 1850-1900. Pseudo cloisonne porcelain. Turquoise ground enamel decorated with yellow and white flowers and geometric designs supported by dolphin masks on a shaped base. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2554B/lots/296

A few pick-me-ups to brighten the dullest drawing-room. Porcelain from Royal Crown Derby. 19th century. Two that are Regency and one that is later.

Pair of campana-shaped urns. ca. 1820.
Pair of campana-shaped urns. ca. 1820. Hand-painted imari decoration with gilt serpentine handles and gold leaf.Stamped with red crown mark and crossed batons underneath. Image © Aspire Auctions, Cleveland. Fair use license. via https://www.aspireauctions.com/#!/catalog/346/1815/lot/76391
Vase. ca. 1875.
Vase. ca. 1875. Hand-painted in brown near rim “1282”.Center of base hand-printed in orange. Incised crown over two entwined Ds company logo. Theodore B. Starr for Royal Derby. Designed by Starr in New York and manufactured by Royal Derby in England. Image © Brooklyn Museum. Cc0 License. via https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/158928
Cylindrical vases. ca. 1806 to 1825.
Cylindrical vases with three claw feet. ca. 1806 to 1825. Hand decorated in gilt with a design of scrolls, flowers and leaves on an enameled cobalt blue ground. Image © Patrick Howard Antiques. © 2001 – 2019 Sellingantiques Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/486810/pair-rare-regency-royal-crown-derby-porcelain-vases-early-19thct/

Porcelain beautiful enough for the summer villa of Empress Eugénie. French. Designed by Jules-Pierre-Michel Dieterl for Sèvres.

Ewer. 1854.
Ewer. 1854. Hard-paste porcelain and gilt bronze. Designed by Jules Diéterle for Sèvres Porcelain. Exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. CC0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ewer,_designed_by_Jules-Pierre-Michel_Dieterl,_Sèvres_Porcelain_Factory,_1854,_hard-paste_porcelain_and_gilt_bronze_-_Wadsworth_Atheneum_-_
Footed bowl. 1863-1870.
Footed bowl. 1863-1870. Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilding. Copper alloy foot with mercury gilding.Jules Diéterle, designer for Sèvres. Image © Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Fair use license. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/footed-bowl/SAFWA59WlT7ZZw
Monumental pale yellow ground vase.  ca. 1858-1863.
Monumental pale yellow ground vase. ca. 1858-1863. Jules Diéterle, designer for Sèvres. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-monumental-sevres-napoleon-iii-porcelain-pale-yellow-6142902-details.aspx

More wonders, these of a private museum kind. Plates from “Catalogue des porcelaines françaises de m. J. Pierpont Morgan” which J. P. himself had privately published in Paris in 1910.

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