24 October 2006
A BERLIN VIENNA STYLE 'JEWELLED' GREEN-GROUND VASE, 'NYMPHENTANZ'
LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE BENEATH GILT FLORAL DECORATOR'S MARK, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK, IRON-RED 39065, SIGNED O. ZWIERZINA
Of baluster form, the neck richly gilt with variantly patterned bands including scrolling acanthus, white 'jewels', greek key and trophy motifs, finely painted with a continuous Bacchanalian scene of scantily clad maidens dancing and playing tambourines before a bust of a satyr, a young Bacchus playing pipes below, on a conforming foot
25¾ in. (63.5 cm.) high
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See anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 26 October 2004, lot 52 for an Berlin iridescent-ruby ground vase also signed O. Zwierzina.
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