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Group 6/1, Art Nouveau porcelain, Meissen déjeuner “Krokus

Description

Royal Porcelain Manufactory Meissen

Déjeuner „Krokus“, 1896

Porcelain, floral Krokus decor, underglaze

Tray 42 x 35,5 cm, coffee pot h. 21,5 cm

Rare Meissen déjeuner, designed by Konrad Hentschel in 1896.
The presentation of the Krokus design at the world fair 1900 in Paris
was a great success for Meissen. A dinner service with Krokus decor
followed 1902, a tea service 1904. Only a few complete examples of
this model including tray are known in public collections.
Exhibition: „Masterpieces of Art Nouveau Porcelain“.

Marks

Meissen blue sword mark underglaze, knob mark
(early production), partly with one or two strokes

Exhibited

„Meisterwerke – Porzellankunst des Jugendstils“,
Museum Zons, April 11 – June 8, 2008

Provenance

Art market Germany

Public collections

Bröhan Museum Berlin

Literature

Irene von Treskow, Die Jugendstil-Porzellane der KPM –
Bestandskatalog der Königlichen Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin
1896 – 1914, Munich 1971; catalogue „Porzellan, Kunst und Design
1889 bis 1939, Vom Jugendstil zum Funktionalismus“, Part I, Bröhan
Museum Berlin, 1996, pag. 136 – 144; „Um 1900 – Porzellan aus
Berlin, Meissen und Nymphenburg“, exhibition catalog Hetjens-Museum
Düsseldorf, May 9 – August 8, 1999, pag. 99, 100.