21 - 22 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,000
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A BERLIN (K.P.M) OVIFORM TWO-HANDLED VASE
CIRCA 1850, BLUE KPM, EAGLE AND SCEPTRE MARK, IRON-RED KPM AND ORB MARK AND MALLET SYMBOL
Of Franzäsische form, the flared neck gilt with berried laurel and applied with two matt-gilt Greifenkopfhenkeln, the front painted with a seated figure of Athena, an eagle beside her and a banner titled 'SUUM CUIQUE' above marshal trophies, with attributes representing monarchy, religion and the arts nearby above a stiff oak leaf and papyrus border, the foot with bands of geometric ornament, square base
26¾ in. (68 cm.) high
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The figure of Athena is accompanied by a banner which bears the Grecian principle of justice, made famous by Marcus Tullius Cicero, 'Justitia suum cuique distribuit', and translating as 'Justice renders everyone his due'.
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