Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"
Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"
Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"
Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"
  • Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"
  • Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"
  • Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"
  • Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"

Lidded Vase "Snowball blossoms"

Not even the Prussian King Frederick the Great was able to resist the intoxicating effect of the snowball vase, ordering no fewer than six from the Meissen Manufactory in 1760. This opulent design is from the same year. The first items of this kind had already been created by gifted modeller Johann Joachim Kaendler in 1739, after which time a succession of fresh variations on this intricate raised design sprouted forth. The beholder first registers a mass of delicate snowball blossoms smothering a plain vase, but then could swear they hear the cheeky chatter of lifelike songbirds that virtually add a fourth dimension to the piece. This is precisely the kind of ingenious device that sets the supremely crafted art of the Baroque apart - echoing the outstanding tradition of porcelain artists at MEISSEN® from 1710 to the present day.


SKU: 900184-82M03-1
Limited to 10 pieces.

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