Vase with applied roses, H 57 cm
Vase with applied roses, H 57 cm
Vase with applied roses, H 57 cm
  • Vase with applied roses, H 57 cm
  • Vase with applied roses, H 57 cm
  • Vase with applied roses, H 57 cm

Vase with applied roses, H 57 cm

Constituting a true gem of Meissen porcelain art is this opulent vase applied with flowers, which is assumed to have been created for the 1900 World Fair in Paris, the biggest event of its kind and one that attracted more interest even than the Olympic Games. The vase draws on a design by Paul Georg Eras and Emmerich Andresen and sports an impressive format, especially that of the sculptured roses with which it is decorated. Each of them has been most meticulously hand-moulded petal by petal and fitted together by skilled operatives known as "repairers". The companion rose painting was custom-developed for the vase, moreover: naturalistic flowers that have been rendered exclusively in soft restrained shades of puce, white and pink so as not to outshine the moulded spriggings. The flat-area painting and delicate colouring of the moulded flowers, both executed by our painter Kerstin Höntsch, fuse shape and pattern into a harmonious whole.

The interspersing of matt and shiny areas in the gilding is a Meissen speciality typically adopted for Baroque handled vases. Hence this item can be said to exude true grandeur not only on account of its opulent shape - a veritable icon in our art collection for 2017.

SKU: 25A184-81M06-1
Weight: 20600 g
Limited to 10 pieces.

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