• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 150

    A PAIR OF BERLIN (K.P.M.) VASES ON FIXED STANDS

    MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED ORB MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF BERLIN (K.P.M.) VASES ON FIXED STANDS
    MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED ORB MARKS
    In the Maiolica style, of baluster form, the knopped neck painted with flowering vine and flanked by upright foliate scroll handles applied with gaping masks, finely painted with putti emblematic of either water or air, on a conforming socle and octagonal base
    24 1/8 in. (61.2 cm.) high (2)


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    Looking to Italian maiolica works for inspiration, Berlin began producing 'Majolika' wares of this variety in the 1860s and displayed examples at the 1862 International Exhibition in London. Compare the example sold in The Great Exhibitions Sale, Sotheby's, London, 31 October 2006, lot 538.