Two Berlin KPM porcelain beakers from the service for the Duke of Wellington

Two Berlin KPM porcelain beakers from the service for the Duke of Wellington

Unidentified model. Of conical krater form with high-set handles. Decorated with tendrils to the inner border and a moulded band to the outer. With a painted acanthus vine to the lower edge. Blue sceptre mark, incised 18. H ca. 7.5 cm.
1817.

Provenance

Purchased in 2005 from Seidel und Sohn.

Literature

Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 132, describes the items as "Becher zu Gelée oder Gefrorenem" and assumes them to be part of the original earlier service which, save for these two pieces, is housed in Apsley House.

Exhibitions

Raffinesse & Eleganz - Königliche Porzellane des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts aus einer amerikanischen Privatsammlung, Berlin, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Schloss Charlottenburg, 28th July - 4th November 2007
Die Sammlung Cohen. Porzellane der grossen Manufakturen 1800 - 1840. Wien, Liechtenstein Museum, 16th November 2007 - 11th February 2008
Refinement & Elegance - Early 19th-Century Royal Porcelain from an American private collection, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9th September 2008 - 19th April 2009

Lot 138 Dα

Estimate:
8.000 € - 10.000 €