A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with cameo painting from the wedding service for Princess Louise of Prussia

A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with cameo painting from the wedding service for Princess Louise of Prussia

Model "antikglatt" with beaded rim. Decorated to the centre with a cameo portrait of a classical gentleman in imitation of layered sardonyx within a broad burnished gold band with meander motifs and surrounded by a gilt leaf border. Blue sceptre mark, brown imperial orb mark, impressed 32, incised III. D 24.3 cm.
1823 - 32.

This extensive service was presented to Princess Louise of Prussia on occasion of her marriage to Prince Frederick of the Netherlands in 1825. Much of the service was sold off in London in 1967. At the time of production, the service set new standards for royal dowries. It included 50 settings comprising soup bowls, three sets of dinner plates, and a dessert plate. Twelve of the 50 dessert plates were painted with cameo motifs, 22 with landscapes, and 16 with fruit and flowers.

Provenance

Private collection, Berlin, sold by Lempertz Berlin, auction 886, 27th May 2006, lot 80.

Literature

Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 15 b and p. 170. For this service and its constituents, cf.: SPSG, KPM-Archiv (Land Berlin), Pret. 2, p. 121 - 124.

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 18 Dα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 8.000 €

Result:
6.875 €