CT in blue under a Phoenix emblem. Made in Germany stamped in Green. Capital letter Z incised under glaze. Four straight vertical lines incised under glaze. Hand written gold numbers 886.9 and 119. 13" by 8" with white porcelain reticulated or latticed with gilt overlay. Center is a beautiful aqua color with delicate flowers painted onto it and the flowers almost have a moriage feel to them. Also gilt flowers and curlicues on center of bowl. Very good condition.
Provenance is unknown
Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be an oval reticulated porcelain bread basket manufactured by Carl Tielsch in Silesia, Germany in the 1890s. Carl Robert Tielsch founded his company in 1845 in Altwasser near Waldenburg in then Silesia, now part of Poland. Carl Tielsch was one of the leading porcelain manufacturers in the second half of the 19th centuries, mass producing long lasting hand painted inexpensive porcelain. The basket in your possession was made for export after 1890 as it bears the made in Germany stamp. The estimate is based on similar sold at auction. There is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the item.