A rare Berlin KPM porcelain vase with moulded flowers

A rare Berlin KPM porcelain vase with moulded flowers

Unidentified baluster form model with cylindrical neck. Decorated throughout with floral appliques above a basket and pâte-sur-pâte ornament. Blue sceptre mark with Sgr.P., impressed 18 and 1 S. Minor chips to the flower appliques. With ormolu mountings in the Rococo taste. H 24.5 cm.
Circa 1880 - 90.

The creation of a new porcelain mass known as Seger porcelain was a groundbreaking innovation at KPM. Synthesised in 1880 by Dr. Hermann Seger, the new mass was a revolutionary step for porcelain making in Berlin. A soft paste porcelain with a significantly lower firing point, Seger porcelain allowed for entirely new means of décor, including coloured underglaze pigments which had presented technical problems for arcanists since the dawn of porcelain making.

Literature

For more on Dr. Hermann Seger's glazes and the beginnings of Segerporzellan cf.: Treskow, Die Jugendstil-Porzellane der KPM, Passau 1971, p. 15 ff.

Lot 283 Dα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 8.000 €

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