Art Nouveau Ceramics by Carl Sigfrid Luber ((1863-1934)

decorative arts, antiques

The artist joined the Johann von Schwarz Keramikfabrik in Nuremberg in 1896 where he decorated pictorial ceramic tiles with delicate female figures against a summer landscape. Carl Luber attained a pioneering role with regard to the introduction of Jugendstil ceramics through his work there.

Carl Sigfrid Luber for Johann von Schwarz, Art Nouveau tile, c.1900

The technique used to produce these tiles and give them life was ingenious. The tiles were press molded by a machine in a cuenca fashion, allowing a speedier production, but the faces were left blank and were painstakingly painted by hand, bringing these beautiful women to life.
‘Art faiences’ produced by the firm of Johann von Schwarz are among the best of the fine Art Nouveau ceramics made in Germany.

Carl Sigfrid Luber for Johann von Schwarz, Art Nouveau tile ‘Lady at Night’

Carl Sigfrid Luber 

Carl Sigfrid Luber for Johann von Schwarz, Art Nouveau oval tray c.1900
Carl Sigfrid Luber for Johann von Schwarz

Carl Sigfrid Luber, decorative plates

Carl Sigfrid Luber c.1900
Carl Sigfrid Luber c.1900

Carl Sigfrid Luber c.1898

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