A Berlin KPM porcelain plate from the dinner service for Prince Wilhelm von Preußen

A Berlin KPM porcelain plate from the dinner service for Prince Wilhelm von Preußen

Model no. 1084. Decorated with a wreath of oak and laurel entwined with the red and black ribbon of the Order surrounding the Iron Cross in the centre. Blue sceptre mark with red dash, brown ), impressed 16, incised III. D 24.5 cm.
Circa 1817 - 21.

Prince Wilhelm the Elder, brother of King Frederick Wilhelm III was married to Princess Marianne v. Hessen-Darmstadt and awarded the Iron Cross in honour of his service as a military commander during the German Campaign. This service, produced around 1817, testifies to the exceptional importance of this accolade in the context of court ritual. Around 150 such plates were produced, 75 of which are still in the possession of the Hessischen Hausstiftung.

Provenance

Lower Saxon private collection.

Literature

Cf. cat. Orden auf königlichem Porzellan, Petersberg 2013, p. 28 ff., no. 2.1 ff.
This and an oval platter from the same service sold in Lempertz Cologne auction 728 on 17th May 1996, lot 70 and 71 (Slg. Otto).
Two additional plates sold in Lempertz Cologne auction 781 on 3rd December 1999, lot 21 f.
Three other plates sold in Lempertz Berlin auction 1018 on 12th October 2013, lot 117 f..

Lot 122 Dα

Estimate:
1.000 € - 1.500 €

Result:
2.125 €