• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 128

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) COBALT-BLUE GROUND 'WEIMAR' VASE AND COVER

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED ORB MARKS, IMPRESSED CYPHERS

    Price Realised  

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) COBALT-BLUE GROUND 'WEIMAR' VASE AND COVER
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED ORB MARKS, IMPRESSED CYPHERS
    Of typical form flanked by upright loop handles with gilt acanthus terminals, finely painted in monochrome with a portrait of Frederick the Great, the reverse with a military and musical trophy, the lower body molded with gilt two serpents, on a conforming socle and circular base
    20½ in. (52 cm.) high (2)


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    Frederick II of Prussia (1712-1786) is noted as a skillful military leader, active Freemason, acclaimed flautist and great patron of the arts. During his reign he modernized Berlin, constructing the State Opera and Library, and built the Rococo wonder Sanssouci palace in Potsdam.