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A PAIR OF MEISSEN ARMORIAL FLOWER-ENCRUSTED COMMEMORATIVE VASES, COVERS AND STANDS
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A PAIR OF MEISSEN ARMORIAL FLOWER-ENCRUSTED COMMEMORATIVE VASES, COVERS AND STANDS

CIRCA 1888, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE VASES INCISED 2719., IMPRESSED 105 AND 9, THE STANDS INCISED 2772., IMPRESSED 54, 35 AND 23

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A PAIR OF MEISSEN ARMORIAL FLOWER-ENCRUSTED COMMEMORATIVE VASES, COVERS AND STANDS
CIRCA 1888, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE VASES INCISED 2719., IMPRESSED 105 AND 9, THE STANDS INCISED 2772., IMPRESSED 54, 35 AND 23
In the Rococo taste, of inverted pear form, the pierced dome cover as a bouquet of flowers, painted on one side with the heraldic arms of Saxony, the other with either a portrait of King Albert of Saxony or with a view of his home Dresden Castle, the side of the vase applied with a putto in flight, the socle with a seated putto, the square stand with scroll feet similarly applied with flowers
25 in. (63.5 cm.) high, overall (6)
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This piece was made in 1888 in honor of King Albert's (1828-1902) fifteenth year on the throne. He is noted as an adept military commander in the First War of Schleswig, the Austro-Prussian War, and the Franco-Prussian War. His residence, Dresden Castle, was first built in 1200, though many extensions and additions were added in time. The building was largely ruined in the bombing of Dresden during the second World War, but, after great restoration efforts, parts of the building were reopened to the public in 2005.

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