View 1 of Lot 282. A MEISSEN LARGE 'SCHNEEBALLEN' EWER, LATE 19TH CENTURY.
View 1 of Lot 282. A MEISSEN LARGE 'SCHNEEBALLEN' EWER, LATE 19TH CENTURY.
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A MEISSEN LARGE 'SCHNEEBALLEN' EWER, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

A MEISSEN LARGE 'SCHNEEBALLEN' EWER, LATE 19TH CENTURY

A MEISSEN LARGE 'SCHNEEBALLEN' EWER, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

50,000

USD

A MEISSEN LARGE 'SCHNEEBALLEN' EWER, LATE 19TH CENTURY


the blossom-encrusted body applied with 18 balls of mayflower blossoms and spreading leafy vines, one side with affixed with a figure of a perching cockatoo, the other with a golden oriole, and three further small birds at the foot and leafy handle, gilt-edged rims, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised numeral 320

height 25¼ in.

64.2 cm

Schneeballen decoration is first recorded at Meissen in about 1740. A series of schneeballen vases was ordered in 1761 for Frederick II the Great of Prussia, now retained in the Neues Palais, Potsdam. The fashion was revived in the 19th century though it is rare to find ewers decorated in this form. A pair of 19th century ewers of this large size is in the Collection of the Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire managed by the National Trust.