• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 139

    A LARGE PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED VIENNA STYLE (BERLIN PORCELAIN) IRIDESCENT-BURGUNDY GROUND VASES

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE MARK AND IMPRESSED CYPHERS, DECORATOR'S CROSSED LINES AND T MARK FOR CARL THIEME, POTSCHAPPEL

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED VIENNA STYLE (BERLIN PORCELAIN) IRIDESCENT-BURGUNDY GROUND VASES
    Late 19th/20th century, blue sceptre mark and impressed cyphers, decorator's crossed lines and T mark for Carl Thieme, Potschappel
    Oviform, the shoulder enriched with gilt flowers in the Art Nouveau taste, each finely painted with a full-length portrait of an exotic beauty, one in green silk robes after M. Nonnenbruch, titled 'Bien Etre', the other in a diaphanous and crimson kimono playing a Japanese lyre after N. Sichel, raised on a canted square base and four foliate scroll feet
    30¾ in. (78 cm.) high (2)


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    Max Nonnenbruch (German, 1857-1922), was a student of the Dusseldorf and Munich Academy, studied in Paris and Italy before settling in Munich; Nathaniel Sichel (German, 1843-1907), was a student of J. Schroder in Berlin between 1859 and 1862, then studied in Rome and Paris. He was a graduate of both the Berlin and Paris Academy.