A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with a Prussian cavalryman

A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with a Prussian cavalryman

Model no. 1084. The well decorated with a depiction of a field officer from the Garde du Corps Regiment against a panoramic landscape after a design by Friedrich Lieder and Franz Krüger. Blue sceptre mark, brown imperial eagle mark, impressed number 32, incised III, blue owner's monogram "G.v.L." beneath a comital crown, presumably for Lottum or Lynar. D 24 cm.
1823 - 32.

In the text accompanying the 2007 exhibition "Refinement and Elegance", Eva Wollschläger emphasises the attention to detail in the depiction of the uniforms, which must have played an important role for the recipient of these pieces. Services like these were presented as gifts by the King to high ranking military officials. Frederick William III had a great love of uniforms, which was typical for the era, but went far beyond the usual Prussian patriotism. In the inventories for his private rooms at the Neues Pavillion in Schlosspark Charlottenburg, which was the King's summer residence from 1824 - 1825, we find mention of "200 display plates from the Imperial porcelain manufactory in St. Petersburg in gold frames as wall decoration" all with Russian military motifs (op. cit. p. 387).

Provenance

Sotheby´s Amsterdam, 20th February 2003, lot 1000.

Literature

Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 129c.
Cf. also cat.: preußisch korrekt berlinisch gewitzt. Der Maler Franz Krüger 1797 - 1857, Berlin 2007.
This design is one of a 37 sheet series of depictions of Prussian cavalry uniforms entitled "Darstellung der Königlich Preussischen Cavallerie in 41 Figuren (...) nach der Natur gezeichnet von den Malern Lieder und Krüger und in Tusche gestochen von Professor Jügel", which was published in 1821 by L.W. Wittich in Berlin.

Exhibitions

Raffinesse & Eleganz - Königiche Porzellane des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts aus einer amerikanischen Prrivatsammlung, 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 62 Dα

Estimate:
5.000 € - 7.000 €

Result:
7.500 €