A Meissen porcelain krater form vase with scenes from the German Campaign

A Meissen porcelain krater form vase with scenes from the German Campaign

Medici krater form, fired in two parts and screw-mounted, with the orignal screw. The upper section painted with a lively battle scene of French and Prussian cavalry and returning infantry against a panoramic hilly landscape. The lower section with vermicelli decor and applied acanthus reliefs. The foot with concentric fluting and a band of white lotus flowers around the pommel. Blue crossed swords mark with I., impressed 58, 8 and I. H 34, upper D 20.7 cm.
1818, the decor attributed to Georg Friedrich Kersting.

Provenance

East German family ownership.

Literature

A vase of the same form but slightly larger in cat.: Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 10. This vase was also made in connection with the royal Saxon order for the Duke of Wellington.
An ink drawing on laid paper with with a battle scene by Kerstings entitled "Zug französischer Truppen", signed, and dated 1803, is house in the Sammlung Schäfer, Schweinfurt (published in: Schnell, Georg Friedrich Kersting Das zeichnerische und malerische Werk, Berlin 1994, A5).
For more on Kersting see: Kunze, Mitteilungen über Georg Friedrich Kerstings Tätigkeit an der Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen von 1818 bis 1847, in: Keramos 95/1982, p. 51 ff.

Lot 120 Dα

Estimate:
30.000 € - 50.000 €

Result:
37.500 €