A Berlin KPM porcelain vase for General von Voß-Buch

A Berlin KPM porcelain vase for General von Voß-Buch

With ormolu mountings. "Münchner Vase No. 3" model, fired in three parts and screw-mounted. The display side with a bust of the General surrounded by a gilt etched laurel wreath, with his coat-of-arms above and the Iron Cross below. Each leaf of the oak wreath is inscribed with a noteable day in the General's life. The reverse decorated with a circle of gilt etched trophies and a dedication. Below the handles on each side a finely painted depiction of soldiers, above the handles four faux cameos with portraits and the dates of his military career. Blue sceptre mark, purple painter's mark, incised III. Both handles restored, the restorations concealed by faux ormolu. H 79.5 cm.
Circa 1852.

Ferdinand August Hans Friedrich von Voß-Buch (1788 - 1871) ended his military career in March 1854. He was still working for the Prussian state two years after receiving this vase on occasion of the 50th anniversary of his service in 1852, at which point he was awarded with the Order of the Red Eagle 1st Class with the oak leaves. His numerous battles, successes, and awards throughout the German Campaign, as well as his consistent promotion from “Gefreitenkorporal” to Lieutenant, Captain, Colonel, General Major, and finally General Lieutenant are all recorded in the leaves of the laurel wreath. At the age of 76, King Wilhelm I raised him to the rank of Prussian Count.

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