Antique Porcelain Fluted Bowl - Pink Yellow and Gold with Yellow Roses and Pansy Violas
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe
Ruffles, gold detailing, embossed flowers, pastel shades and a gorgeous floral bouquet - this antique porcelain bowl has so many stunning attributes it must have been the supermodel of all porcelain bowls made in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Elegant and romantic, it is most likely of European origin, although we can't specifically pinpoint an exact maker due to the tragic fact that it is unmarked on back. Having said that, here in the Vintage Kitchen, we suspect that it was made in either Germany or France, two countries prized for their exquisite kaolin clay and finely detailed design aesthetics.
Its fluted, ruffly edge and large, shallow shape suggest that it may have originally been intended for use as a fruit bowl, which still serves as an ideal purpose today if you wanted to incorporate it into your collection of kitchen workers. But like any beautiful creature, it offers a lot just in the display department too.
With so much to captivate the eye, we must point out each specific detail to fully appreciate the overall composition. Let's begin with the center floral arrangement. Made up of yellow roses and a handful of viola blossoms in the shades of purple, lavender, and raspberry, the flowers are accented with complementary shades of mint and sage leaves. A subtle color shift gradually washes the interior, like a blush, from white to pastel pink and yellow highlighting the fluted shape with its ruffle-like characteristics and gold edge. Additional interest is added in the handpainted gold stripes and sprigs of rosemary-like designs along the edge and an inner rim of embossed flowers encircles the bowl an additional layer of subtle yet dynamic style.
All in all, just lovely from every angle!
- Handpainted detailing
- Viola and rose bouquet
- Embossed florals
- Gold detailing
- Unmarked on back
In lovely, lovely antique condition. No chips or cracks with the exception of one small chop on the bottom (pedestal base ring) that measures 1/8" inch in size.
Measures 11.75" inches in diameter x 1.75" inches (height) and weighs 1.8lbs.