1920s Austrian Gilt Jardiniere



 8"H x 14 1/2"W x 11 1/2"D

A gorgeous Austrian gilt and Iridescent green ground porcelain jardiniere. A tapering bud form and with a short circular neck enclosing a hand-painted band of continuous rectangles above a lavender band shoulder, over sides of tapering stylized angular masks in lavender, shades of green, and gilt, flanked by molded lion mask handles. Marked, COUNT THUN FACTORY. In excellent condition.

Fun fact: Paul A. Straub began his American porcelain importing business in 1915 with white porcelain from the Count Thun Factory located in Klösterle, Bohemia, Austria until 1938. This same mark had previously been used under a succession of other importers such as PH Leonard from 1885 until 1898, followed by Bowo & Dotter, then Charles Dwenger, and finally Charles A. Straub circa 1915-1938.