Featured Wilhelm Schiller (WS&S) planter?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by ebbakah, Dec 29, 2021.

  1. ebbakah

    ebbakah New Member

    Would anyone be able to tell me if this planter, stamped "WS&S 12937" is genuine? I have searched and compared it to other planters of the same manufacturer and been unable to find it or one similar to it.
    Many thanks in advance.

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  2. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Looks right to me, perhaps the blue or orange is later overpainting throwing it off a little?
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

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  4. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    As far as I know WS&S has never been reproduced. It can be hard to find exact matches on WS&S pieces especially here in the US. Lovely planter by the way.
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  5. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    nice. although no high prices at the moment for Schiller it's an honest piece. what looks overpainted is original. wonderful Bohemian Jugendstil from Bodenbach - today Podmokly.
    the big problem with these factories and producers spread all around bigger cities is the loss of their archives during the war and the anti-German legislation by the Beneš decrees.
    on internet too you won't find much about the smaller factories because the post-war Czechs were - understandably - not interested in anything German and - sadly - not many young ones are interested in that part of history today.
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  6. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

    I love it!
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  7. ebbakah

    ebbakah New Member

    Thank you very much for your reply. I assume then that Wilhelm Schiller & Son also made non-terracotta and -majolica style pieces? (From what I could gather from my brief online search, those are the styles most commonly associated with the company, and the above planter does not seem to conform to either.)
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    terracotta and majolica are materials, not styles.
    there was a third widespread high-temp technique; in German Siderolith, in English ironstone.
    but that looks "normal" majolica with probably a second lower-grade firing after having received additional painting.
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  9. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    do you know a site that follows the US or English classifation for ceramics ?
    might be better for ebbakah and others because the classifications do differ in French and German. e.g. the French use Faïence for terracotta etc..
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  10. crowleys

    crowleys Well-Known Member

    Fid, I can only tell you what I use to describe these terms since there are no clear cut classifications. Because ceramics now includes modern applications from countertops to space ships, I find the term "pottery" to be more useful: earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. Sorry I can't be of more help.
  11. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

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