Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases

Style of MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases

1850 to 1899 Germany

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£15,000 gbp
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These exceptionally detailed vases are known as 'Schneeballen' vases, after the style of porcelain decoration pioneered by the celebrated Meissen artist Johann Joachim Kaendler in the 18th Century. Schneeballen translates as 'snowball', and refers to the multiple spheres that decorate the surface of these vases, and Schneeballen porcelain more generally. Schneeballen porcelain is also easily identifiable by the extensive detailing to the porcelain surface with flower blossoms.

Of ovoid form, these vases are decorated all over with hundreds of minute white mayflowers, interjected with gilt banding around the bases and covers. The sides of the vases are speckled with bulbous sphere 'schneeballen' which are also covered with mayflowers, but with a pale blue colouring. Set upon the schneeballen are several colourful tropical birds, and the vases feature twin handles styled as vines. The lids of the vases are large and impressive, featuring further schneeballen and a remarkably lifelike surmounting parrot. Each vase is marked to the underside of the lid with the blue underglaze mark of Meissen.
Dimensions
Height 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Width 32.00 cm (12.60 inches)
Depth 29.00 cm (11.42 inches)
Stock Code
15179
Medium
Porcelain
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Marked to the underside
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

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