Posted 9 years ago
At last I was able to identufy this vase as a Johann von Schwarz/Norica (Nüremberg, Germany), Also the designer of the mount has been identified as Hans Peter, and apparently was made by Juventa and has model number 217.
This is one of the few -or maybe not so few- unidentifyied pieces in Carlos's collection, so I am calling for some help here, specially from those who like and collect Art Nouveau stuff.
Important: we've got two different vases that seem to come from the same factory, so I am making paralell posts on them.
This one's a very simply shaped vase -earthenware, isn't it?-. It has a matte finishing and is mounted on pewter, and the mounting shows a very beautiful floral design. One of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen.
It was bought many years ago at a pretty fine shop in Rome, and apparently they couldn't tell about its origin. The lady pointed out that it could be Belgian, although I guess it could come from any other country.
The base is fully marked but, unfortunately, unsigned. I do believe there is no visible mark on the mounting either... in any case I won't be able to check it out until we return to “the other house”.
So, what we've got here are two vases with:
a) very different shapes
b) very different mountings in different materials as well as styles
c) the very same decoration, although one has a glossy surface and the other's got a matte one.
We do believe the the pottery work comes from the same potter, and probably the mountings would come from different workshops (just guessing here).
By the way, on picture No.4 I've made a collage with our two vases -on top. You can see another post on this second vase- and two other models from apparently the same potter and very different mountings -at the bottom... You can see that basically they are all the same but sooo diferent from each other!!!
Anyone familiar with this? I hope it means anything to somebody here at CW.