24 April 2002
A MEISSEN PORCELAIN (OUTSIDE-DECORATED) FLOWER-ENCRUSTED PRESENTATION VASE AND COVER
Late 19th century, blue crossed swords mark with two incisions below
Of Rococo form applied with mythological figures, the cover formed as a crowned cartouche inscribed with a script L, the baluster vase with rocaille scrolls centering a sunburst above a portrait medallion of Louis XV, the lower body moulded with a crown cartouche enclosing the Bourbon coat-of-arms, on a spiral gadrooned socle
33½in. (85cm.) high
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See Dr. K. Berling, ed., Meissen China an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, p. 37 and 40, fig. 68 for an example of this model originally designed by Kändler and Eberlein in 1742 as a presentation piece to the French Court.
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