A Berlin KPM porcelain stembowl with a view of the Pfaueninsel.

A Berlin KPM porcelain stembowl with a view of the Pfaueninsel.

A gilt circle in the centre of the bowl marks the viewer’s hypothetical position atop the tower of the Kavaliershaus from which they are able to observe the entirety of the Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island) with all its buildings, monuments and park landscapes. The bowl is loosely attached to the associated stem via a dowel. The foot with sceptre mark and red imperial eagle mark; the bowl signed "J. Forst f" within the depiction The bowl and base associated. The gilt to the underside of the bowl retouched, the stem restored. Diameter 33.2 cm; H 22 cm.
Ca. 1830, painted by Johann Forst.

Literature

Three further examples in: J. Nicht, "Potsdam-Bilder auf Porzellan", Potsdam 1982, no. 19, 20 and 21. Below a stembowl with a view of the Potsdam Stadtschloss from the Eremitage Collection in St. Petersburg.

Lot 183 Dα

Estimate:
12.000 € - 15.000 €

Result:
19.840 €