European Applied Art
European Applied Art | Auction: 13.11.2019 | Preview: 08.11.2019 - 11.11.2019

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Lot 33

Estimate
3.000 - 4.000 €
Result
7.000,00 €

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TWO LARGE PORCELAIN GIRANDOLES AND A JARDINIÈRE FROM THE "WEDDING PROCESSION".
Model A. Amberg.

Porcelain, white and gold bronze. Six-flamed girandoles over slightly arched round feet decorated with relieved shells.
Shafts in the form of stylised palm trunks which run out to the top in leaves and are
decorated with date bundles. They are crowned by the figures of a girl kneeling on a
flower or a boy eating the date fruits. The six curved bronze arms of the candlesticks
grow out of the shaft above the palm leaves and end in attached nozzles and porcelain
eaves bowls. The candlesticks were registered in October 1908 in the model book of the KPM
under the number 9027 c and the artist name Amberg. Jardiniere with oval shape on four
volute-like feet. The wall with a continuous relief, which forms the centre of the
ensemble in the imaginary arrangement of the centrepiece. Height girandoles 59/60cm, sizes jardiniere 14x68x26cm.
Sceptre mark, one candlestick embossed 8. Condition twice A and once C, one candlestick spout replaced.

Provenance:
Private collection Hesse

Literature:
- Von Treskow, Irene: The wedding procession of Adolph Amberg, in: Das Kronprinzensilber, exhibition cat. Berlin 1982, pp. 20-23.- Bröhan Museum, Berlin (ed.): Porcelain. Art and Design 1889 to 1939: From Art Nouveau to Functionalism, Berlin 1996, see pp. 21f., 122f.

After completing his studies in Berlin and Paris, Amberg worked as a freelance sculptor for the company P. Bruckmann & Sohn in Heilbronn. In the context of his work there as a metal artist, he achieved his first successes with designs such as a 3.20m high silver fountain, the "Fountain of German Music", which he designed together with Otto Rieth for the Paris World Exhibition of 1900 or the commission for the new Aachen Council Silver in 1903. After a one-year stay in Rome, Amberg settled in Berlin, where he designed the wedding procession on the occasion of the wedding of the German crown prince in 1904. In undated, apparently private notes of the artistic director of the KPM, Theo Schmuz-Baudiß, there is a sarcastic remark regarding the rejection of Amberg's designs: Her Majesty the Empress thought that these figures were too naked. Also the boy and the girl crowning the two Girandoles do not wear any clothes. They stand for the succession of generations in the German imperial family.

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KPM   Germany   Art Nouveau   20th century   Porcelain   Amberg, Adolf  

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