Vintage 1920s C.T. Altwasser Silesia Creamer - Blue and Pink Floral Porcelain Creamer circa 1925-1932
QUALITY IS NOT AN ACT, IT IS A HABIT. ARISTOTLE
The pride of Poland, Carl Tielsch Porcelain was known for its high quality right from the very beginning when the pottery first started in 1845. That's because Carl was interested in putting his best foot forward from day one.
Carl hired highly skilled, designers and decorators. He created a large portfolio of products. And he diversified - making dishware for the domestic market and the hotel industry as well. Those smart decisions at the start led him to not only expand the pottery's production capabilities but also invest in state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and employ over 1500 workers at the height of his business' success. His business acumen also assured that the pottery would survive two world wars, global economic setbacks, and internal restructuring as future generations took over operations over the 20th century.
This porcelain creamer was made between 1925 and 1932 when C.T. Altwasser was experiencing the highs and lows of world history. In the 1920s, the pottery flourished, but when the Great Depression struck in 1929 and affected all industries worldwide in the 1930s, C.T. Alwasser went through layoffs and economic upset just like everyone else. Despite adversity, the pottery perserveered regardless. True to Carl's mission, the pottery continued to put its best foot forward by producing beautiful dishware. This creamer is a great example of that determination.
Featuring a gorgeous navy blue rim with pink rose swags, almond-hued swirls, pale yellow scallops and gold stripes, this creamer contains a visual feast of layered designs that are so interesting and dynamic. Containing an array of colors including navy blue, black, spring green, butter yellow, pale pink, raspberry, almond, ivory, cornflower blue, gold and white, it's a beautiful arrangement taht looks lovely with a variety of dishware in similar color palettes.
Beautiful for summer soirees, we especially love the nautical aesthetic this pattern presents with its bright blue band and rope-like swags indicative of waves and the sea. The stylish blue squares, like sapphire gems designed in a ring setting, remind us of artistic designs on stylish French Hermes scarfs. There's a hint of the equestrian aesthetic too with the gold buckle style designs that flank the floral bouquet. The whole arrangement is quite luxurious and exactly what you might expect from a premier porcelain manufacturer.
- Stamped on back with manufacturer's mark, location and pattern number (2451)
In beautiful almost-antique condition. Very clean inside and out, this creamer contains no spots, stains, chips or cracks. The gold rim and handle are bright and shiny.
Measures 3.75" inches (height) x 5" inches (length spout to handle) x 3.5" inches (width at widest part) and weighs 7 oz.