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A BERLIN (KPM) FIGURE FROM THE HOCHZEITSUG (MARRIAGE PROCESSION)
A BERLIN (KPM) FIGURE FROM THE HOCHZEITSUG (MARRIAGE PROCESSION)

CIRCA 1911, UNDERGLAZE BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED PRINTED ORB AND KPM MARKS, PRESSNUMMERN 3 AND 9

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A BERLIN (KPM) FIGURE FROM THE HOCHZEITSUG (MARRIAGE PROCESSION)
CIRCA 1911, UNDERGLAZE BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED PRINTED ORB AND KPM MARKS, PRESSNUMMERN 3 AND 9
Designed by Adolph Amberg, modelled as a Japanese lady in traditional dress, a parrot perched on her left arm, above an oval base
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high

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The sculptor Adolph Amberg designed the Hochzeitszug table garniture for the marriage of the Crown Prince of Prussia in 1904. Consisting of twenty figures, two candelabra and two fruit bowls, the garniture was concieved as a procession of different peoples paying homage to the bridal couple. Intended as a silver table garniture gifted by the townspeople of Prussia, the design was rejected by the Empress Auguste Victoria who disapproved of the nudity of some of the figures. The Berlin porcelain manufactory therefore purchased the design and began production of the figures in 1908.
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