A pair of Meissen porcelain vases with floral appliques - image-1
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Lot 56 Dα

A pair of Meissen porcelain vases with floral appliques

Auction 1242 - overview Berlin
20.04.2024, 11:00 - The Berlin Sale
Estimate: 6.000 € - 8.000 €
Result: 6.300 € (incl. premium)

A pair of Meissen porcelain vases with floral appliques

Openwork basketweave "gu" form vases applied with freely moulded floral appliques. Smoothed, unmarked base. A firing crack to the upper edge, one vase with a restoration to the rim, some appliques restored, minor chips. H 17 cm.
Around 1745.

In 1757, following the death of his mother Sophie Dorothea, née Princess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, King Frederick II inherited several sets of these openwork vases, which were produced in the mid-1740s and designed to resemble baskets with richly moulded floral decoration.


An identical vase with varying gold outlines can be found in the Nasjonalmuseet Oslo collection, inv. no. OK-05179.

Literature

Cf. the corresponding baluster-form vases in "hat der König von Preußen die schleunige Verferttigung verschiedener Bestellungen ernstlich begehret" - Friedrich der Große und das Meißener Porzellan, Keramos 208 / 2010, illus. 7 and p. 24.