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Small Dessert Stand

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Small Dessert Stand

Josef Riedl

Object Creation Date
circa 1915

Medium & Support
white earthenware

8 3/4 in. x 7 in. ( 22.23 cm x 17.78 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Ann Holmes

Physical Description
A stand with a narrow, decorated post and a wide, shallow plate top. The column is made of a young male child holding a large grouping of flowering plants. At his feet on the base are large leaves with fruit throughout.
The white earthenware body is molded with a figural putto column beneath stylized flowers and fruit above a round foot. The piece is hand decorated in multiple bright and natural colors in the Vienna Secessionist palette. The round foot is cobalt blue, the whole was overglazed in a glossy, clear glaze.

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ceramics (object genre)
dishes (vessels)

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