15 Pieces of Porcelain, Meissen & KPM, 1800 - c. 1930

Item no. 151166-11
Price730
  • Details

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    • Porcelain with white glaze, polychrome paint and golden accents
    • Germany, 1800 - c. 1930
    • Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, established in 1710
    • Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM) Berlin, established in 1763
    • Compilation consisting of 1 Meissen coffee pot, 1 small Meissen vase, 2 Meissen candy bowls, 4 Meissen cups with saucers, 1 KPM creamer and 2 flacons by the Dresden Porcelain Manufactory (circa 1900)
    • Each marked with the manufacturer's mark on the underside
    • Mostly adorned with a floral decoration and golden rims; small vase with Chinese dragon décor
    • Height of the coffee pot, with lid: 28 cm; vase: 8.5 cm; creamer: 10 cm, cups: 4.5 - 6 cm
    • Diameter of saucer: 11.7 - 14.7 cm
    • Dimensions of the cups: 12 - 15 cm; 13.5 x 18 cm
    • Good condition
    • Appealing porcelain compilation with interesting decors
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
    Checked by the Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The present compilation consists of 16 pieces of porcelain that were predominantly made by the porcelain manufactories of Meissen and KPM. The pieces date from around 1800 to circa 1930 and are mostly adorned with flowers and golden rims. The compilation includes a Meissen coffee pot, a small Meissen vase, two Meissen candy bowls, four Meissen cups with saucers, a KPM creamer and two flacons from the Dresden Porcelain Manufactory (circa 1900). The Meissen cup painteden camaïeu, a small Meissen cup with flowers in relief as well as the Meissen coffee pot with a lush flower décor and a sculpted flower knob are particularly striking.

    The pieces are each marked with the manufacturer's mark on the underside. They are in good condition with some slight signs of wear. The golden rims are rubbed off in places. Two saucers are chipped at edges of the lips. The handle of one cup has a restored breakpoint. The lid knob of the coffee pot has been restored. The height of the coffee pot, including the lid, is 28 cm; vase: 8.5 cm, creamer: 10 cm, cups: 4.5-6 cm. Diameter of the saucers: 11.7 - 14.7 cm. Dimensions of the bowls: 12 - 15 cm; 13.5 x 18 cm.

    Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
    Porcelain has been known in Europe since the 13th Century, but always had to be imported from China. Thus it was mostly of lower quality – the Chinese rarely gave their best ware to the foreigners – and extremely expensive. Europeans tried to copy Chinese the Chinese porcelain for centuries but only in 1708 managed to create real porcelain – in Meissen. The manufacturer’s brand, the crossed swords in blue, has been in use since 1722 and is still a guarantee for the high quality of the porcelain. Meissen celebrated its 300 years of existence in 2008. Quality has always been the number one criteria for Meissen and they go as far as having their own mine to win the needed kaolin, also known as china clay, for the production. It takes several years to reach the degree of a “master painter” in Meissen but judging by the quality of the painting, it is definitely worth it.

    Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin
    The manufactory was founded in 1763 by Friedrich the Great. It was based on three private companies that had tried for a while to produce porcelain in Berlin. The manufactory is located near the Tiergarten in Berlin since 1871. It took up the production o up the production of painted porcelain tiles under the direction of Professor Alexander Kips and made a huge profit. After the destruction of the manufactory during the Second World War the land Berlin took over the company in 1988. Since 2006 the company is owned by Jörg Woltmann. (cko)

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