Ernst Wahliss Art Nouveau Iridescent Figural Candlestick c. 1900


Figural candlestick with a golden maiden on an iridescent form. This ceramic features a beautiful juxtaposition of the smooth texture of the woman against a psychedelic stone-like flowerbed, with an open tulip ready to receive a candle. Stamped Ernst Wahliss 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.”