Posted 8 years ago
Wonderfully large and strikingly designed double maiden form Art Nouveau ceramic vase (circa 1900). Stamped on the bottom "1523", "HB", and what appears to be hand painted "vv". Dimensions: 14.5"(H) x 13.5"(W).
This one is a bit of a mystery. It was purchased from a seller in Belgium, but attributed (by the seller) as Austrian/Bohemian. The markings do not provide much in the way of clues, but the same piece is pictured in Judith Miller's (2004) "Art Nouveau" DK Collectors Guide (pg. 108) and also attributed as Bohemian by her. This added bit of information mildly swayed me, but recently I found the same vase, but with a very different glaze application, attributed as Rambervillers (French). So, I'm back to square one.