Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
  • Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
  • Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
  • Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm
  • Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm

Vase painted with "Carnival Characters", H 62 cm

Scenes from a courtly life in which festivities went on for days, the dishes were opulent and great fun was had: the fine, richly detailed paintings in the gilt-framed cartouches on this Classical amphora open up a window onto the Rococo for us. The Italian painter Giovanni Domenica Tiepolo (1727-1804) was peerless in his ability to satirise the society of his age with the aid of vivid carnival scenes. Meissen painter Kathrin Gleitsmann has drawn the inspiration to produce this magical porcelain painting from the airiness of the colours with which Tiepolo lends his figures their captivating expressiveness.
The fresh pink of the hand-daubed ground homes the beholder's gaze in on miniature works of reserved art, framing them with the noble flair of their age of origination. The colour is adapted from a splendid former bedroom in the Japanese Palace at Dresden that was decorated in peach blossom and furnished with white feathers and gold bands. Ornamental border bands have been laid on in finest 23-carat gold lacework. And, given that courtly life would have been inconceivable without music and dance, our painter has added two protagonists from the Commedia dell'Arte in gilt at the sides. These are the tambourine dancer Francischina and the lutenist Mezzetino from the Balli di Sfessania engravings produced by Jacques Callot (1592-1635) in the early seventeenth century. The delicate peach blossom adorning the neck of the vase in the indianisch style prevalent early on at the Manufactory rounds off this overview of the profligate courtly splendour that gave rise to such sumptuous works of art in the eighteenth-century.

SKU: 276684-50480-1
Weight: 5900 g
Limited to 25 pieces.

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