Featured Vienna Austria Ceramic Pitcher? Age/Maker?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by KikoBlueEyes, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    This large, hand-painted, ceramic pitcher was sold as an antique. Since I could find the mark, I don't know if that is true. I don't know if it is pottery or porcelain. If it is porcelain, then it is thick porcelain, but it doesn't seem like pottery. I haven't handled enough ceramic pieces to tell the difference. The painting is not detailed, but you can see the brush strokes. It has a gold rim.

    There are a Vienna Austria mark and incised stamps TR 992 and 12 46(?) on the bottom. I couldn't find the maker. What attracted me was the shape of the handle and the vivid colors. The piece is 5 1/2 inches tall and over 8 inches from the handle to the spout. Any ideas? All comments will be gratefully appreciated.

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  2. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    I suspect it's hobbyist painted. The mark is very similar to the mark used by P. H. Leonard for imported whiteware. Mark dates to 1890-1908. The history of this firm is a bit tangled (at least to me) but most likely this pitcher originated in Bohemia despite the Vienna Austria mark. Source is Bohemian Decorated Porcelain by Dr. James D. Henderson.
  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Wow. Thanks so much! Whiteware - I don't remember hearing about that before. So not pottery nor porcelain. Bohemian disguised as Viennese. I love the reference. Your are sensational. :):):):):)
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  4. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    Whiteware is just undecorated porcelain (probably porcelain) sold to hobbyists or other factories to be decorated.
  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Oh. Thanks for the explanation. I did a quick search on the internet and it said something different.
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