Posted 8 months ago
I have been interested in Tischer vases for quite a few years, and when one came up at auction recently, I was very happy to be able to add it to my collection. And this 10.5" tall example, enameled in a deep burgundy red with blossoms and very realistic bees, was a beauty!
Not a lot is known about Tischer, although quite a few vases have been found with the Tischer, Karlsbad mark. It is generally known that he lived in Karlsbad (Austria) and supposed that he had a decorating studio there roughly between 1880-1900. I have been collecting files of all the Tischer vases I come across, and all of the examples I have personally seen feature high-quality enamel work on white opaque Harrach blanks. Interestingly, they are usually well marked, both with the Tischer Karlsbad stamp, and with a hand written decor number.
Based on the vases I have found so far, I have been able to group many of them based on their decor numbers, and hope to find more examples to add to the known Tischer decors. So far I have identified ten different decors, and I would like to add more, so if you own a Tischer vase that is numbered, can you please let me know?
This particular vase is numbered D.703, which I have named 'Prunus with Bees'. The first three images are of my own vase, while image 4 is another example of the same decor, also number D.703, on a different shape. (Thanks to the auctioneer for allowing me to use their images for this post.)