A beautiful pink flower seems to be set upon the lid of this covered dish, its petals spreading with geometric precision as it reaches the rim. Stylized nature depicted in luscious colors and accented in gold was Karl Klaus's specialty and of central importance to the Serapis Wahliss line.
Signature: Marks: stamped manufacturer mark / written in gold ink 9601./ 9674. Incised 9601.
About Ernst Wahliss
By the late 1880s, merchant Ernst Wahliss had established himself as Vienna's leading retailer in porcelain goods. In 1894, he purchased the Alfred Stellmacher factory in Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia, and began to produce decorative ceramics under the name Ernst Wahliss Kunst-, Porzellan- und Fayence-Fabrik. By 1907 his son Gerhard Martin Wahliss owned the factory and continued to create a variety of functional and decorative items in earthenware and porcelain. [Source: Jason Jacques]
Austrian, 1836-1950, Vienna, Austria