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Lot 423: A KPM LARGE VASE
CIRCA 1891 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: designed by Alexander Kips, the globular body molded in high relief with rococo scrolls and painted, by Franz Aulich, signed F. Aulich, on both sides with an arrangement of peonies, applied on one side with a scantily-clad maiden embracing the rim of the vase and a putto leaning towards her and on the other with a pan's head mask surrounded by bunches of grapes, the base pierced with similar scrollwork, sceptre mark in underglaze-blue, red printed orb over KPM mark, impressed model numeral 3646, gilder's numeral 47, black script numeral 9136.
In good condition except from some very minor and occasional wear to rubbing at places, three minuscule chips to the edges of the scroll-molded rococo elements and very few and tiny chips to the edges of flowers and leaves. There is also a small slice chip to the footrim.
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Dimensions: height 30 in.