A Berlin KPM porcelain vase made for the King of Hannover

A Berlin KPM porcelain vase made for the King of Hannover - image-1
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A Berlin KPM porcelain vase made for the King of Hannover

With gilt bronze mountings. "Münchner vase No. 3" model, fired in three parts and mounted. The display side with a portrait of King Friedrich Wilhelm III in an etched gold frame, the reverse with the Prussian eagle in an oaken wreath. Blue sceptre mark, the wooden piece in the shaft inscribed in ink No. 3. The socle with blue sceptre mark, the socle with blue sceptre mark, red imperial orb mark, impressed 16, incised 21. and X. The socle cracked and with an old filled repair. H 92 cm, W socle 30.5, D 30.5 cm.
1842, the gilding after a design by Johann Heinrich Strack, the portrait after Franz Krüger.

Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who ascended the Prussian throne in 1842, is thought to have presented this vase to his father's friend Ernst August I of Hannover following the former king's death in 1840. The term “hochselig” (highly blessed) is a reference to the king's death. The piece is decorated with a copy of Franz Krüger's portrait of the King as an older man in the park of Charlottenburg Palace, which was the last official court portrait.

Provenance

Berlin private collection.

Literature

This commission is listed in the royal "conto buch" in: Baer/Baer, ...auf Allerhöchsten Befehl, Berlin 1983, p. 88, entry 77 from 15th April 1842:
"Für Sr: Majestät den König von Hannover 1. Vase Münchner Sorte No 3 mit 2 Hkl: mit coul: Brustbild Sr. Majestät des hochseligen Königs in Gold Medaillon. Zum revers Adler in Lorbeerkranz aus mattgrün und Gold. Zur Decoration bleu azur Fond, mattgrün u. gold Decoration ... 530 Rthlr. 22 Sgr. bronze Faßung ... 19 Rthlr. 7 1/2 Sgr."

Lot 223 Dα

Estimate:
70.000 € - 80.000 €