Maiden with Lily Pad by Ernst-Wahliss, Art Nouveau c. 1900

Standing atop a textured, frothy pastel sea, a classic green Art Nouveau maiden stands cradled by figural waves with an offering of a lily pad. An excellent example of the "ivory porcelain" ceramic material being used by producers in the Turn-Teplitz area. 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.”