A Wegely porcelain vase and cover

A Wegely porcelain vase and cover

Baluster-form vase encrusted throughout with naturalistic flowering vines. With the original lid. The finial formed as a putto in a puce coloured drapery with a basket of flowers and a garland. Blue W mark (to the base of the vase), impressed 2/90. Restored, minor chips. H 40.5 cm.
Berlin, Manufactory of Wilhelm Caspar Wegely, 1751 - 57.

This type of vase with hand-modelled flower incrustation was developed in Meissen by Johann Joachim Kaendler in connection with an order placed for the Russian court by Tsarina Elisabeth II. Wegely was inspired by this impressive design but developed his own interpretation. The vase was produced in three sizes with a standing or seated putto as the finial, and some were decorated with additional applied birds and figures. The vases were difficult to produce, almost all of the known examples display some firing faults and breakages, the repairs to which were probably carried out in the manufactory.
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In: Zick, Berliner Porzellan der Manufaktur Wilhelm Caspar Wegely, Berlin 1978, no. 207 lists an identical vase in the collection of the Märkisches Museum, but in much worse condition.

Lot 39 Dα

10.000 € - 15.000 €

7.688 €