Ceramic cachepot on pedestal base in Art Nouveau style

  • 2,500 EUR

Artist/Maker: Julius Dressler

Artist/Maker Dates: 1888 - 1945

Place of Production: Austria

Date of Production: end of 19th - beg. of 20th century

Materials: ceramics, hand painting

Style: Art Nouveau

Height: 123.0 cm.


Like new

Condition notes: Small chips and cracks


Julius Dressler
In 1888 Julius Dressler founded a pottery factory in Biel, Bohemia, specialising in majolica. After 1910 little is known about Dressler, although it seems that he kept the factory until 1945.

He produced a series of items glazed in green, blue and brown with gold highlights. Dressler, was undoubtedly the leading Bohemian majolica maker of asparagus and berry servers. These include an exquisite tray with a separate sauce jug. It is clear that Dressler used the Art Nouveau style in the design of many of these servers.

Julius Dressler's stamp is in the form of a depressed tower on a stone base with the letters "JDB" at the bottom. Presumably the "B" stands for "Biela". Some pieces are also stamped with "Austria" and others with only the Austrian branding. Most also have a four-digit sample number.

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