Decorative Art
Decorative Art | Auction: 27.05.2020 | Preview: 22.05.2020 - 25.05.2020

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KPM. Berlin.

Date: 19th century.
Technique: Porcelain, enriched in colours and gold.
Description: Ovoid shape with brass mounting and plug. On the front quatrefoil-cartouche showing the
view of the Berlin City Palace seen from the Kurfürsten-bridge, with equestrian statue of
the Great Elector, Neptune fountain and pedestrians. The flacon is decorated on all sides
with tendrils in gold enamel on white surface.
Measurement: Height including plug 9,5cm.
Mark: Without recognisable marks.
Condition A.

Dietz, Franca: Die Sammlung Hassan Sabet, Blühende Zeit der KPM, Die Weichmalerei auf Berliner Porzellan, Petersberg, 2013. p. 439.

Giving away colourfully painted eggs at Easter is a custom that goes back to an old Russian tradition. The custom was established there at court after the founding of the Petersburg Porcelain Manufactory in 1744. The ruling family commissioned lavishly decorated Easter eggs made of precious porcelain, which they then presented as gifts. In doing so, they introduced the custom also to Prussia, which maintained a lively exchange with the Russian court due to family relations. The first Easter eggs were commissioned from the KPM in 1817 after the marriage of Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860) to Nicholas I of Russia (1796-1855). The 'Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur' was thus the first German manufactory to produce porcelain Easter eggs. The small, elaborately designed works of art, which were often used as perfume flacons, were a specialty of the KPM's production in Historicism. Particularly noteworthy is the inventiveness of the designers, gilders and painters, who used a variety of different decorative techniques and motifs on a very small surface. Particularly popular motifs included flower bouquets, religious depictions and vedute.
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KPM   Germany   Porcelain   19th century   Flacon  

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