A pair of ice pails from the wedding service for Princess Louise of Prussia
Of cylindrical form with moulded base and rim and lion mascaron appliques with laurel wreaths in their jaws. The outer surfaces gilded throughout, a burnished gold band to the inner rim with tooled foliage. Decorated with finely painted views of Berlin in round reserves with palmette borders. The entire vase entwined with a colourful garland of naturalistic flowers and ivy. Blue sceptre mark, one with black circle one with red cross, incised III. H ca. 20, D ca. 18 cm.
Bukowski Stockholm Auktion 5446 am 30. November 2007, Lot 1650.
Bukowski Stockholm am 27. November 2009, Lot 1244.
The design of these bottle coolers, which are described in manufactory records as "Flaschennäpfe" or "Bouteillnäpfe", was first used for 20 pieces produced as part of a service for the Duke of Wellington which KPM began in 1817. The form was used again in 1825 in this service for the wedding of Princess Louise of Prussia. Here, the coolers are decorated with two well-known Prussian vedutas combined with naturalistically painted flower garlands to suit the occasion. This set of two ice pails is painted with a view of the Russian House in Potsdam, Peacock Island, the Münzgebäude in Berlin and the Friedrichsbrücke, all labelled in German.