A Berlin KPM porcelain commemorative vase with a portrait of Prince Wilhem (I)

A Berlin KPM porcelain commemorative vase with a portrait of Prince Wilhem (I)

Krater-form urn with scroll handles issuing from anthemia. The shoulders decorated with an eagle. Fired in two parts and screw-mounted. The front of the vase bears a portrait of Prince Wilhelm in uniform with the Order of the Black Eagle and the Iron Cross. The reverse decorated with a trophy still life. Blue sceptre mark, iron-red imperial eagle mark, painter's mark, incised VI on the base of the vase above the screw-mountings. H 41.5 cm.
Circa 1828, the portrait after Franz Krüger.

A copy of a letter to Prince William of Prussia dated 24.12.1825 kept in the archives of Berlin KPM reveals that this vase was a present to the Prince from his personal physician Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (1762-1836). Hufeland worked as a doctor for the family of Wilhelm III for many years and became the first dean of the medicine faculty at the newly founded Berlin University.

Provenance

Rhenish private ownership, sold by Lempertz Cologne, auction 955, 12th May 2010, lot 115.

Literature

Cf. cat. "preußisch korrekt berlinisch gewitzt". Der Maler Franz Krüger 1797 - 1857, Berlin 2007, no. 47, the portrait based on a painting in the collection of the SPSG, formerly the Hohenzollernmuseum Schloss Monbijou.

Lot 7 N

Estimate:
10.000 € - 15.000 €

Result:
20.000 €