• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 522

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN FLOWER-ENCRUSTED POT-POURRI VASE, COVER AND STAND

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISION TO STAND, BOTH INCISED 2707, VARIOUS PAINTED AND IMPRESSED NUMERALS

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    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN FLOWER-ENCRUSTED POT-POURRI VASE, COVER AND STAND
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISION TO STAND, BOTH INCISED 2707, VARIOUS PAINTED AND IMPRESSED NUMERALS
    The pierced trellis dome cover with large bouquet finial, the inverted pear-shaped vase finely painted after Watteau with a vignette of a courting eighteenth Century couple in a garden, within an applied flower and fruit surround extending to form vine handles, the reverse painted with Deutsche Blumen, applied with companion putti at the shoulder and foot, on a conforming rocaille-moulded stand, loss to right foot of lower putto, typical chips and losses to applied decoration
    50.5 cm. high


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    See Dr. K. Berling (ed.), Meissen China an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, p. 52 and 56, fig. 114 for an example of this model circa 1910. Kändler originally designed this model for Frederick the Great in various sizes and with alternate side-figures. Also see anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 24 October 2006, lot 57 for a similar example.

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