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    Sale 5154

    British & Continental Ceramics & Glass

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 596

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) TOPOGRAPHICAL TWO-HANDLED VASE

    CIRCA 1837, BLUE SCEPTRE, IRON-RED K.P.M. MARK, PAINTED RED E.F./1 MARK TO UNDERSIDE OF SOCLE, IMPRESSED LETTERS TO UNDERSIDE OF VASE

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    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) TOPOGRAPHICAL TWO-HANDLED VASE
    CIRCA 1837, BLUE SCEPTRE, IRON-RED K.P.M. MARK, PAINTED RED E.F./1 MARK TO UNDERSIDE OF SOCLE, IMPRESSED LETTERS TO UNDERSIDE OF VASE
    Of ovoid form with flared neck, leaf-moulded upright handles and paterae terminals, painted in the 'maiolica' style with figures before ruined classical columns and buildings within wooded and lakeside scenes, within scrolled reed cartouches reserved on dark-blue-ground painted with stiff-leaves and spearheads in turquoise, on square grey plinth painted with masks
    27¼ in. (69 cm.) high


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    This is a particularly unusual style of painting which was developed in the early part of the 19th century at the Berlin factory. The bold palette and ornament was designed to imitate maiolica. The 'hidden' initials and markings on the underside of the socle and base exist on other similar pieces, although the artist has remained untraceable.

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