19th C Bohemian Austrian Julius Dressler Majolica Humidor Scarce Venezia Pottery
19th C Bohemian Austrian Julius Dressler Majolica Humidor/tobacco jar Rare Venezia early Range
Hand Painted in vivid Primary Colours
The Lion has an amazing naive quality very similar to the Staffordshire Pottery Lions
17.5 cm high, 13 cm deep approximately
In Good Antique Condition: Crazing present as expected but no chips or cracks
Julius Dressler, the best known of our three potters, possessed a creative bent that produced many different lines, like Schiller. In 1888, Dressler founded his factory in Biela, Bohemia, not far from Teplitz, and specialized in majolica wares. His early emphasis was on Renaissance and Classical Religious themes with his very desirable and scarce Venezia line with its deep cobalt and ivory features being particularly impressive. In the 1890s, he moved easily into both the Art Nouveau and Arts and Craft styles, the latter having many similarities to that produced in England and the United States. His matte green Art Nouveau vases are very popular and at today's prices still offer very good deals for astute collectors. In the early years of the 20th century, Dressler produced a number of pieces of Egyptian Revival, both in majolica and terra cotta. These works are extremely desirable and harder to find, but well worth searching for. Little is known of Dressler after 1910, but it appears that his factory marks were used up until 1945.