A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with a creeping thistle

A Berlin KPM porcelain plate with a creeping thistle

Model no. 1113. Decorated to the centre with two stems and the roots the creeping thistle plant, inscribed to the reverse "Cirsium arvense". Bordered by a wreath of the same flower. Blue sceptre mark, impressed 32, incised III. D 24.5 cm.
Circa 1806 - 13.

Provenance

Dorotheum Vienna, 18th October 2012, lot 1231.

Literature

Cf. also: Sterba, Napoléon und Joséphine - Kryptische Symbolik einer Liebe in der Dekoration eines botanischen Services für die Kaiserin, in: Keramos 194/2006, p. 73 ff.
This plate originates from a service made in connection with that commissioned by the French Empress Joséphine.

Lot 82 Dα

Estimate:
1.500 € - 2.000 €

Result:
3.750 €