Mark: A III, Emperor Alexander III (1881-1894). Imperial Porcelain Factory. Height 31.5 cm.
Origin: Acquired by civil engineer Karl Mathias Hassenkamm, presumably at the auction of the estate of Prince Waldemar of Denmark, at the Sagførernes auction house, May 15, 1939. This real vase is believed to be one of a pair mentioned in catalog No. 534: "Two vases, blue and gilded, decorated with cupids in medallions." Prince Waldemar of Denmark was the younger brother of Queen Maria Feodorovna of Denmark.
Pair of Dresden porcelain vases, shaped like a pair of urns with lids and caryatid heads above the painted lights, surrounded by festive prosperity and flower garlands descend. The painting is apparently dedicated to the family story of lovers whose mythological searches ended with the triumph and birth of the firstborn. The high ancient syllable, the memorial character of the form is combined with the wealth of the thin palette of the Dresden masters of the last quarter of the 19th century.
Hallmark: "Dresden" Germany
On a rocaille basis, like under the shade of trees, two lovers. Their dance of lively gesticulation converges with the toes of their shoes, meaning reciprocity and a kind of predestination. The flowers that the young man offers, in a cloak of the color of passion, are the love temptations that she accepts. Open arms and a wide neckline, with an almost open chest - this is a pledge. The golden cage behind her is a symbol of lost freedom and obedience. However, the continuing intrigue of the conquest is emphasized by differences: he has yellow bows of a suit and shoes, she has a blue scarf and shoes. He has a black ribbon in his hair - hers is orange. The symbolic result of the garden of love is a bowl, a place where sweet fruits are stored, giving rise to a new adventure.
Sign manufacturer: Blue Letter "T" and "X" (cross) corresponding to the subject Carl (Carl Thieme) - Potschappel, Germany.
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