A finely painted, 19th century, baluster shaped, antique porcelain lamp. The lamp produced at the Carl Thieme of Dresden porcelain works in the then German Kingdom of Saxony.
Carl Thieme was the leading porcelain maker and decorator in Dresden. In the 19th century, Dresden was a major and important centre of European porcelain manufacture.
The white porcelain lamp beautifully painted in polychrome enamels in naturalistic style with large loose bouquets, sprays and sprigs of summer flowers, including roses, tulips and forget-me-not’s.
Dresden, the capitol of Saxony has a 300 year old history of porcelain production and it was the king of Saxony who founded the first porcelain factory in Europe, the Meissen factory in 1708.
Karl began his career as a talented porcelain painter, very much in demand for the skillful quality of his painting. In 1871 he decided to produce his own porcelain and opened his factory and painting studio in September of 1872. The company was established in the Dresden city of Potschappel. Karl Thieme ended his career as one of the most outstanding of the Dresden porcelain makers and decorators.
The lamp on a short socle, standing on a square, finely gilded base. The lamp with a gold plated, custom made lamp cap. The lamp shown with a pleated, fern green, silk shade suggestion.
Albert of Saxony - Circa 1880
Overall height (including shade) 23.5"/60 cm approx
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