10 - 11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
(4) A pair of Berlin KPM porcelain two-handled pot-pourri presentation vases and covers
Circa 1830, marked with a sceptre in underglaze blue
Inspired by a model from 1767, gilt and painted in colours, the waisted ovoid body decorated with frontal panels depicting merry village scenes after Teniers, framed with lacework, the reverse with an elaborate flowerbunch, the shoulders applied with aegricanes or ram's heads, suspending ornaments in relief, the circular pedestal base applied with leaves, the circular pierced ajour domed covers applied with three large natural flowers
64.4 cm. high (2)
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See E. Köllmann & E. Jarchow, Berliner Porzellan, München, 1987, p. 565, ill. 515, for this 1767 model of grosse verzierte Vase mit verziertem Fuss und Bocksköpfen in the study of King Frederick the Great in the Neues Palais, Potsdam.
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