Today we are happy to offer for sale a beautiful Hutschenreuther Alphonse Mucha The Brunette vase!
Hutschenreuther was founded in 1814 by Carolus Magnus Hutschenreuther (1794-1845) in Hohenberg an der Eger, Bavaria, Germany. After his death in 1845, the factory was headed by his widow, Johanna Hutschenreuther, and her two sons. From 1860, they produced hand-painted gilded porcelains. A large part of the factory was destroyed by a fire in 1848, but it was rebuilt. In 1969, Porzellanfabriken Lorenz Hutschenreuther AG Selb merged with C. M. Hutschenreuther of Hohenberg. The company is still in business.
Alfons Maria Mucha (1860-1939), known internationally as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters, particularly those of Sarah Bernhardt.
This beautiful vase is nicely crafted and detailed. The piece features a tall cylinder white porcelain body adorned with a portrait medallion of a beautiful art nouveau brunette woman wearing a fanciful aigrette and earrings. The top and bottom of the vase are accented with gold and pink trim. Marked on the bottom.
Vase presents well and is in very good vintage condition, with only expected minor display wear/scuffing and patina commensurate with age. No chips or cracks. Add art nouveau elegance to any interior with this great vase!
Dimensions: 12-3/4″ in height, 4-3/8″ in diameter