Wonderful early 1900s Schumann Bavaria Old Dresden Cereal Bowl with a central Orange Tulip! Finely detailed multicolored blossoms decorate this “Old Dresden,” or Dresden Flowers Cereal Bowl by Schumann Bavaria. No detail is missed in this beautiful pattern. A central multicolor bouquet of Dresden flowers features a large, waving orange tulip, and a pair of rose blossoms, one pink and one yellow, accompanied by smaller flowers in blues, purples, orange, and greens. The central motif is surrounded by smaller flowers in bold shades of purples, orange-red, yellows, blues, and greens. The smooth embossed rim is decorated with four cartouches of latticework outlined in scrolling gold lines, each with a different color blossom as though plucked from the center. The cartouches intersect a band of multicolor flowers in raised relief. The rim is trimmed with a double band of gold, and the inner rim is also gold-trimmed. This pattern is a near-match to Empress Dresden Flowers, except that the rim is smooth and not scalloped. Schumann patterns are often called "Dresdner Art" which was a brand name used by Schumann.
This beautiful bowl measures 6-inches in diameter and 1-5/8 inches deep. The flat foot is 2-7/8 inches in diameter.
It is stamped with the older Schumann Blue Lion and Shield mark that reads “Dresden” above, and “Schumann Bavaria” below the shield. This mark was used by Schumann beginning circa 1900 until the 1920s.
There is noticeable wear on the outer gold rim as is to be expected from normal use in a piece of this age. The flowers and gold on the main part of the bowl are sharp and clear. There are four tiny dots of gold on the backside, and there is a larger spot of red on the backside that can be felt as a raised bump. There are no chips or cracks in this special bowl. It's interesting to note that many of the Schumann porcelain pieces were crated and buried during WWII to protect them.
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