A Berlin KPM porcelain vase made for General Friedrich Wilhelm von Jagow

A Berlin KPM porcelain vase made for General Friedrich Wilhelm von Jagow

Unidentified model formed as a krater urn with a flared rim. Fired in two parts and screw-mounted. Decorated with a continuous panoramic depiction of Prussian infantry soldiers against an architectural backdrop. Marks below the vase around the screw: Iron red E:F: with four radial iron red dashes, impressed 16. Blue sceptre mark, red imperial orb mark. H 62, D 46 cm.

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Ludwig von Jagow (1771 - 1857) was born into an aristocratic family from Brandenburg. He served as an Infantry General in the Prussian army and as Canon of Brandenburg. He was appointed Major General after the Battle of Leipzig, and became Commander General of the IV army corps in 1821. Jagow received numerous accolades, including the Iron Cross, the Order Pour le Mérite with oak leaves, the 1st class Order of the Red Eagle, and the Order of the Black Eagle with the chain. He celebrated his 50th anniversary of service in 1836 and took the opportunity to ask to resign. According to family tradition, Frederick William II presented this vase to him on that occasion. It depicts scenes from his military career with the silhouettes of the Garnisonskirche in Potsdam, St. Mary's Church in Breslau, Erfurt Cathedral, and St. Peter and Paul in Brandenburg in the background.


In the possession of Friedrich Wilhelm v. Jagow's descendants until 2014.


This model used for two other vases dated 1805 and 1806, published in: Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, p. 79, illus. 91 (with imitation marble and pietra dura) and p. 84, illus. 101 (with imitation stone and a large bird of paradise flower).

Lot 144 Dα

40.000 € - 60.000 €

50.000 €