An absolutely gorgeous, and rather enigmatic, early 20th c. Hand painted floral urn form vase with partial painting attributed to Franz A.
This came out of a large collector's estate which had pieces by several master porcelain painters (all American, in particular Californian), although this piece appears to be signed'MBrauer', possibly for Marie Brauer, wife of Julius Brauer who could possibly have been a student of Bischoff around that time. The reason for the partial attribution to Bischoff is due to the hand written note by the collector on the bottom of the vase which reads'Franz Bischoff for student M. Brower (sic)/ Pasadena, Calif. The term'Franz Bischoff FOR student' leads me to believe that this piece is somehow associated with the master artist, and the fact that the collector had other signed Bischoff pieces and was very knowledgable about early California painted porcelain seems to reaffirm the attribution. The urn form vase measures approximately 8.5 tall and is painted on a Pirkenhammer (Austria/Bohemia) blank.
Interestingly, the body of the urn is not actually rounded, when you run your hand across the surface you can feel that it is faceted or ribbed. If anyone out there may have additional insights or clarifications, please let me know and I would be more than happy to amend the description. The item "Franz Bischoff Painted Porcelain Roses Vase, Pasadena, 1910, Pirkenhammer Blank" is in sale since Wednesday, March 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Vases". The seller is "arah" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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