A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with cameo painting from the wedding service of Princess Louise

A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with cameo painting from the wedding service of Princess Louise

"Antikglatt" model with beaded rim. Decorated to the centre with the enthroned Fortuna Conservatrix in classical garb, holding a stylised rudder and a billowing sail. The central design bordered by concentric bands of grecian ornament on gilt ground. Blue sceptre mark, brown imperial eagle mark, blue astrological symbol of Venus, impressed 32, incised III and B. D 24.4 cm.


From a Berlin private collection.
Lempertz Berlin auction 886, 27th May 2006, lot 80.


Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 15 b and p. 170.
Zum Service s. Wittwer (Hg), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, p. 332 ff. (SPSG, KPM-Archiv, Land Berlin, Pret 2, entry from 9th July, p. 121- 124).
The unusual motif chosen for this dessert plate is intended to imitate a sardonyx cameo. Gustav Friedrich Amalius Taubert once exhibited a signed plaque with the same motif at the academy exhibition of 1816. Wittwer remarks that the motif was used for three plates and described as “Figur auf Schiffchen nach einer (antiken) Gemme" (SPSG, KM-Archiv, Land Berlin, Buch 1813 - 20, p. 271, 8. December 1815). Lempertz sold the plaque in the auction “The Twinight Collection Part I” on 7th November 2018, lot 13.


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 34 Dα

5.000 € - 7.000 €

6.250 €