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    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 188

    A BERLIN PORCELAIN SNAKE-HANDLED VASE

    DATED 1895, BLUE SCEPTRE ABOVE C MARK, IMPRESSED CYPHERS, SIGNED P(AUL) MIETHE 1895

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    A BERLIN PORCELAIN SNAKE-HANDLED VASE
    DATED 1895, BLUE SCEPTRE ABOVE C MARK, IMPRESSED CYPHERS, SIGNED P(AUL) MIETHE 1895
    Each side densely painted with flowers enclosed in gilt foliate scrolls, flanked by scrolling double-snake handles, the octagonal base with alternating ivory and light green ground panels within further gilt scrolls
    19 in. (48.3 cm.) high


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    Paul Carl Miethe (1864-1914) joined the Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin in 1878 as an apprentice. In 1883, he received permanent employment as flower painter. In 1894, the year before the present lot was painted, he became K.P.M.'s director of painting.

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    Property of a Collector, New York