This porcelain ewer was produced in Germany by Royal Vienna in the 1870s. It is signed by the artist Dressel. There is a title written in German for each painted scene. It is 15 inches tall, 7 3/4 inches wide and 4 inches deep. The porcelain is quite substantial and heavy. There is a large twisted handle with which to pour wine. The ground color is royal blue. There are two reserves enclosed in ornately gilded cartouches. The scenes on each side are superbly hand painted. One scene depicts children fishing and hauling in an abundant catch. The other side has cherubs enjoying fruits of the vine, luxuriously lounging in the woods. The painting is done with exquisite detail. The neck of the ewer has a panorama encircling it. There are children frolicking in the landscape. Around and between these wonderful paintings are bands and borders of fancy raised gilding. This is a most striking and unusual piece.
Condition: There is some wear to the gilding on the handle. There are no other defects.