Antique 19th C German Blanc De Chine Porcelain Encrusted Pot Pourri Vase Meissen
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Antique 19th C German Blanc De Chine Porcelain Encrusted Pot Pourri Vase Meissen:
Antique 19th C German Blanc de Chine Porcelain Encrusted Pot Pourri Vase Meissen Description
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A stunning antique heavily encrustedblanc de chine porcelain pot pourri vase with cover, almost certainly German in origin, and in the 18th century Meissen stylebut later, anddating to around the latter half of the 19th century.
The off whitevase is of the highest quality and isin the form of a covered urn sitting atop a tree trunk with a smallerflowering tree encircling the urn, and a dog & doves at the base.
The base is heavilyencrusted with foliage & flowers and features a hound type dog and 4 bird figures. At one side grows a flowering tree (or rose bush ?) with its branches and flowers growing up andaround the urn.
The floral encrusted urn has a basket weave finish with a quatrefoil cartouch to front & rear.
The domed cover has quatrefoil piercings around the base, a pierced pattern to the dome and a flaming torch knop.
The base is unmarked other than an incised 'squiggle' - see photo.
The quality of the work on this vase is of a very high standard, with extremely fine detail to the delicate flower heads, etc - please see all photos and click to enlarge.
Condition : The base is Fine other than 2 flower heads to the rear base having minor losses (each has a couple of petals missing - very difficult to notice on such a busy piece).
The cover has had a light restoration with the knop& domere-attached.
The vase stands approx 8"/ 20.5cm tall (to the knop), with the base measuring approx 5 3/4" x 4 1/4" at maximum points (approx 14.7cm x 10.5cm).