A pair of Berlin KPM porcelain fruit dishes with faux marble decor

A pair of Berlin KPM porcelain fruit dishes with faux marble decor

Unidentified model, fired in two pieces. Deep bowls decorated to resemble red veined black marble, the rims with bands of gilt palmettes on pale pink ground. Restoration to the rim of one bowl. Blue sceptre mark with blue dash below, astrological symbol of Venus in iron red. The gilding of the interior slightly worn. H 14.8, W 25.7 cm.
Circa 1805.

Literature

Three comparable fruit dishes for the later general's service are published in cat.: Orden auf königlichem Porzellan, Schloss Fasanerie 2013, no. 2.11. and: Baer/Baer, Das Tafelservice der KPM für den Herzog von Wellington, Berlin 1988, p. 69.
For more information on faux marble decor, cf.: Wittwer, Unbekannte Schätze aus Berliner Privatsammlungen, in: Keramos 221/2013, illus. 46, 48, and 60. All three pieces with similarly fine trompe l´oeil decor were made in around 1803 - 1805.

Lot 250 Dα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 8.000 €

Result:
9.375 €