A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with flowers, signed by Ernst Sager

A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with flowers, signed by Ernst Sager

Model no. 1054. The well filled entirely with a finely painted bouquet of columbines, tulips, ranunculus, morning glory, and dog rose, the edge with a gold wreath border. Signed to the lower right "L. Sager. 17." Blue sceptre mark, impressed 41, black owner's monogram E.A.F.C. for Ernst August Fidei Commis. D 24.5 cm.


Sotheby´s Royal House of Hanover Sale, 9th October 2005, lot 2332.


Wittwer (ed.) Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 80: “This plate (…) is a rare example of a “normal” flower painter – and not one of the head painters - signing his name on a work. Ernst Sager joined KPM as an apprentice in 1804 and was employed as a flower painter in 1810.” Wittwer also found an entry in the “Contobuch” in which the plate is described “2 with colourful flowers on black ground, alongside a gilt foliage border” (ibid. p. 269, SPSG, KPM-Archiv, Pret 2, entry from 7th May 1830, p. 168).


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 74 Dα

10.000 € - 15.000 €

16.875 €