26 October 2004
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED BERLIN (K.P.M.) CELADON-GROUND RETICULATED CENTERBOWL AND PARCEL BISCUIT STAND, 'FRUCHTORB' OR 'SCHINKEL-KORB'
IRON-RED MONOGRAMMED ORB MARK, PAINTED 2946/12, AND VARIOUS IMPRESSED CYPHERS TO THE BOWL, BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED MONOGRAMMED ORB MARKS, VARIOUS IMPRESSED CYPHERS, PAINTED 61/177, JUBILEE FR MONOGRAM MARK 1763-1913 TO THE STAND
After a design by Schinkel, the broad fruit-bowl formed as a pierced basket, the exterior stave-work in celadon trimmed in gilt, above a band of gilt egg-and-dart pattern, fitted in a shallow concave mount supported by three addorsed parcel-gilt biscuit sphinxes, on a stepped tripartite base, the foot enamelled with celadon 'jewels'
15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) diameter (2)
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See Erich Köllmann, Berliner Porzellan, Band II, Berlin, 1966, p. 198 for a 1930's photograph of a display exhibiting torchères, vases and centerpieces after designs by Carl Friedrich Schinkel 1820-1830 including the present form.
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