808
808
A large and imposing Berlin porcelain mirror

late 19th century

Estimate
8,00012,000
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808
A large and imposing Berlin porcelain mirror

late 19th century

Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A large and imposing Berlin porcelain mirror

late 19th century

the wooden frame fitted with mirror plate and applied in ten sections with polychrome flower painted and parcel-gilt porcelain mouldings, with central mask depicting the goddess Flora
the painting signed to left side of the apron P. Miethe, the mouldings stamped 5537 St 8.
212cm. high, 142cm. wide.
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Catalogue Note

The painter Paul Carl Miethe (1864-1914) joined the Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin in 1878 as an apprentice. In 1883, he received permanent employment as flower painter. In 1894 he was promoted director of painting for KPM and fulfilled this function until his death.
According to the present owners' family records, this mirror was directly comissioned from KPM in the 1890's. It has always stayed in the family since then.

European Collections: Paintings, Ceramics, Glass, Furniture and other Works of Art

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Amsterdam