Art Nouveau centerpiece "Grape carrier", Wilhelm Süs, Majolika Manufactory Karlsruhe
Figurative table centerpiece "Grape carrier", majolica, colorfully painted. Designed by Wilhelm Süs in 1910. Stamped: Majolica Manufactory Karlsruhe, around 1910-1920.
- Art Nouveau
- Country of origin
- Wilhelm Süs (1861 Düsseldorf - 1933 Mannheim), co-founder of the majolica manufactory Karlsruhe, as well as first director and artistic director of the manufactory (1901).
- Stamped: Majolica Manufactory Karlsruhe
- 24 x 333 x 28 cm.
Information about the manufactory:
The traditional, internationally recognized Majolika Keramik Manufaktur Karlsruhe was founded in 1901 by Grand Duke Friedrich I. The artistic initiators were Hans Thoma and Wilhelm Süs. In its more than 110-year history, the "majolica" has had a very glittering time. Their distinctive products were in demand and appreciated worldwide soon after their founding. At the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis (USA), the majolica was awarded a gold medal for her work.
Despite its name, however, the manufactory not only produced majolica faience, but also a wide range of artisan ceramics. The graphic artist and painter, Hans Thoma, formed the face of the majolica together with Wilhelm Süs. His trademark, designed in 1901, has essentially remained unchanged to this day: it shows the Baden coat of arms with the Grand Duke's crown and a double "M" for majolica manufacture.
The collaboration with well-known artists and the constantly new joint search for up-to-date creative solutions are among the artistic aspirations of the only existing ceramic manufactory in Germany, which has survived all crises and even today produces in the same place.
Since August 2011, the newly founded Majolika Foundation for Arts and Culture Promotion Karlsruhe has been the sole shareholder of the company.