Very Rare C1904 Royal Copenhagen Japanese Style Porcelain Vase, A. Krog Design
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Very Rare C1904 Royal Copenhagen Japanese Style Porcelain Vase, A. Krog Design:
An important and very rare antique Royal Copenhagen fine porcelain tall Vase of Japanese style, designed by eminent R.C. Artistic Director Arnold Krog (1856-1931), Factory First quality, about 10-3/4 ins. (27.3 cm) H x 4-3/4 ins. (12 cm) max. W; Marks: R.C. logo of 1897-1922, decoration and form numbers "215/184", and artist number "88" (active at R.C. 1901-1910).The vase is expertly hand painted in the early, serene and somewhat ethereal, underglaze colors developed by Royal Copenhagen in the 1880s, and it elegantly displays all-around four rose-pink tulips on long grayish-green stems with erect leaves. The well detailed flowers are in low relief, which is itself an uncommon feature.It was for this very type of art in porcelain -- both technique and design -- that Royal Copenhagen was awarded the Grand Prix in the Paris Universal Exposition 1889, as well as further highest awards in Paris 1900, Dresden 1897 and 1901, and Chicago 1893. The vase now offered here, with a different species of flowering plant, was shown in the cover photo (one of two Japonais vases of Arnold Krog design) on the booklet R.C. distributed at their display in the St. Louis "Louisiana Purchase" Exhibition in 1904. Thus the design no doubt dates to about 1903-1904 in order to be exhibited there. The booklet, incidentally, states that the R.C. "artists are permitted to select their own motives and to work in their own way....every piece of porcelain being decorated exclusively by hand and all motives taken directly from life or nature." This vase was acquired some years ago from a Midwestern U.S. source and originally may very well have been bought at the St. Louis Exhibition.In all, this rather large vase is a most exceptional and fine Royal Copenhagen piece -- It is indeed very rare and important!CONDITION -- EXCELLENT: Clean and fine. NO chips, cracks, crazing, hairlines, stains or restorations. Examined under magnification and ultra-violet ("black light").PAYMENT -- INTERNATIONAL: Please WAIT for my final Invoice which will follow an email stating options for shipping methods and costs. The rates shown in this listing are only for small packet, NOT insured, and may not be available to all countries. U.S.A.: You may simply add to your winning offer the maximum Priority Mail shipping cost (includes insurance) and pay by PayPal at close of sale; OR wait for my final Invoice which will show the actual shipping cost to your Zip Code. Any previous over-payment of $1 or more will be refunded.
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