Art Nouveau Egyptian Sphinx Bowl by Ernst-Wahliss c. 1900

Unique earthenware bowl featuring a pair of golden Egyptian sphinxes and stylized purple flowers in an incised pattern, with an iridescent glaze of rich green, blue, and purple hues. Stamped in the base, and numbered.

Already well established throughout Europe as a retailer of porcelain goods, in 1894 Ernst Wahliss took over production at the Stellmacher factory in Turn-Teplitz and began creating decorative ceramics under the name “Ernst Wahliss Kunst, Porzellan, und Fayence Fabrik.”