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1938

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Potpourri Vase with Lovers' Scene Potpourri Vase, 1830s

This is a potpourri vase. It was manufactured by Berlin Porcelain Factory. It is dated 1830s and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 29 × 23.5 × 16 cm (11 7/16 × 9 1/4 × 6 5/16 in.) H x W x D (a: vase): 21.5 × 23.5 × 16 cm (8 7/16 × 9 1/4 × 6 5/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 9 × 9.5 cm (3 9/16 × 3 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] scepter, painted in underglaze blue (Royal Porcelain Factory Berlin mark) [2] orb over "K.P.M.", stamped or painted overglaze in iron red [3] "38", impressed underglaze [4] "45", impressed underglaze No marks on cover.

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Potpourri Vase with Lovers' Scene Potpourri Vase, 1830s; Manufactured by Berlin Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 29 × 23.5 × 16 cm (11 7/16 × 9 1/4 × 6 5/16 in.) H x W x D (a: vase): 21.5 × 23.5 × 16 cm (8 7/16 × 9 1/4 × 6 5/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 9 × 9.5 cm (3 9/16 × 3 3/4 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-377-a,b

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