Antique 1830s KPM Königliche German Porcelain Pheasant Painted Rococo Gilt Plate. One of the finest and best-of-class KPM plates currently available... Today we are delighted to offer for sale a rare and beautiful antique KPM porcelain painted plate! A bit of info on KPM.The Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin (German: Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin, abbreviated as KPM), also known as the Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin and whose products are generally called Berlin porcelain, was founded in 1763 by King Frederick II of Prussia (known as Frederick the Great). Its actual origins, however, lie in three private enterprises which, under crown patronage, were trying to establish the production of "white gold" i. Porcelain in Berlin from the mid-18th century onwards. The company logo is a cobalt blue sceptre, which is stamped (painted prior to 1837) on every piece. All painted pieces produced by KPM are signed by the painter. KPM is still producing to this day; each piece of dishware and decorative porcelain is entirely unique. KPM has produced a number of dishware forms and porcelain figurines throughout its history. Some forms have hardly changed their shape in over 200 years of production.
Frederick the Great, who, as the owner, jokingly referred to himself as his own "best customer", was under the spell of the Rococo style during his life; a culmination of this artistic style can be seen in his castles. To this day, the most successful designs of the 1930s are the Urbino, Urania and Arkadia (originally a tea set designed in honor of KPM's 175th anniversary) created by Trude Petri. The Arkadia medallions were created by Siegmund Schütz and the Urania set (with the same basic form as the Arkadia) did not enter production until after the war, as was also the case with the Arkadia table set. Porcelain figurines of different styles corresponding to each era have always been created under the guidance of the master workshop, including the modern animal sculptures, such as the miniature Buddy Bear or the Knut Bear.This elegant and ornate porcelain plate is the epitome of KPM's outstanding craftsmanship and style. The plate is superbly crafted and detailed of porcelain with a lightly-scalloped edge. The piece features a lavish and fanciful Rococo floral vine rocaille gilded border which is reminiscent of the plasterwork inside the Austrian Rococo Schönbrunn Palace where famous and beautiful Empress Sissi resided. The rococo border is accented with pleasant and pale celadon painted panels. The piece-de-resistance is the immaculately hand-painted naturalistic central scene depicting two pheasants with dark and regal purple feathers, standing in an autumnal forest with branches and foliage in the background. The plate is marked on the bottom with KPM's orb and cross mark used from 1832 until 1837; additionally it is also marked with the early representation of the Royal scepter mark which was introduced in 1837. The plate presents beautifully and is in excellent antique condition, with very minimal display wear and patina commensurate with age. There is very minimal loss to gilding and no chips, cracks, or repairs.
This superb example of German porcelain artistry will make an outstanding addition to any fine and well-curated European antique porcelain collection... Dimensions: 9-3/4" in diameter; 1-1/16" in height. Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking! Your satisfaction is important to us.It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback in return! (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items!
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Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Antique 1830s KPM Königliche German Porcelain Pheasant Painted Rococo Gilt Plate" is in sale since Saturday, July 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\KPM". The seller is "ri2u" and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.