Two Berlin KPM porcelain plaques with portraits of King Frederick William III and Queen Louise

Two Berlin KPM porcelain plaques with portraits of King Frederick William III and Queen Louise

Two round plaques with finely painted busts of the King and Queen in rectangular reserves.
The portrait of Frederick William III is after Johann Friedrich Bolt. The king is depicted with his head turned slightly to the right, dressed in uniform with the Blue sceptre mark, iron red painter's mark. In gilt metal moulded frames D 15.7 and 16 cm.
Circa 1815.

Provenance

Queen Louise: Former Hildegard and Günter Rohloff collection, auctioned by. Christie´s London, 8th October 2002, lot 252.
King Frederick William III.: Purchased in 2003 from Ulrich Gronert.

Literature

Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 1. Samuel Wittwer regards the poppy seedheads as an indication that the Queen had already passed away when these pieces were made.

Exhibitions

Raffinesse & Eleganz - Königliche Porzellane des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts aus einer amerikanischen Prrivatsammlung, 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 3 Dα

Estimate:
15.000 € - 20.000 €

Result:
20.000 €