Posted 10 years ago
This candlestick was found today in an opportunity shop. The black and white flowers attracted my attention and I recognized the decor as being Wiener Werkstatte. Unfortunately it has quite a few nicks and seems to have been very well used over the last one hundred years. It doesn't matter to me because I will never sell it. This one is a keeper!
I noticed the impressed mark and it was familiar to me.
At home later I checked it out on the net.
It has the incised Gmundner Keramik mark, K and G (my own initials) and underneath a pattern number 143 and then even lower is 4. It has a copper inset for the candle to rest in. The Powolny inspired daisies (?) are picked out carefully by hand in black and white.
It's one of those objects which make a hell of a lot more sense when you put them to work. I put a candle in it and it was transformed! The flowers became a grip and the thing looks more balanced; it actually feels more balanced.