26 October 2004
A LARGE BERLIN IRIDESCENT-RUBY GROUND TWO-HANDLED VASE, 'MÄRCHEN'
BLUE SCEPTRE, GILT 37536 AND VARIOUS IMPRESSED MARKS, SIGNED O. ZWIERZINA., LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
In the Vienna style, finely painted with continuous scene of a blonde nude nymph holding a serpent's skin at the edge of a pond, the shoulder enriched with gilt trellis, flanked by lotus blossom scroll handles, beneath a flaring rim enriched with key-pattern and vine, the socle with a gilt collar and raised bosses, the conforming circular base raised on paw feet
29½ in. (75 cm.) high
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See an anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 24 April 2002, lot 291 for a Berlin (K.P.M.) plaque painted with the same subject.
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