Iridescent Ernst Wahliss Art Nouveau Maiden on Tulip c. 1900


Figural vase with a golden maiden on an iridescent form. This vase features a beautiful juxtaposition of the smooth and sinuous texture of the woman against a psychedelic stone-like stylized tulip vessel.

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.”