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Amazing Pate sur Pate Vase

This is one of the most stunning vases I have ever seen! A pate-sur-pate vase made by Meissen during The Art Nouveau period around 1900. Meissen did not do much during this period so to see a piece like this is just plain amazing! It is decorated with a superb pate sur pate scene in white to the front on a green ground and that alone is a very elegant decoration but the rest of the vase is completely covered with pate sur pate crocus flowers in white and pink with leaves in different shades of green also raised off the ground of the vases. I think this is all done in pate sur pate work but in different shades instead of just white. Some of the decoration is outlined with gilding and there are even leaf designs cut into the paste to give this a very three dimensional feel. The top and bottom rim have a gold trim as well. The amount of work that must have gone into this piece is out of this world. I have never seen this much pate sur pate on any other piece! In all honesty it is impossible to describe a piece like this so just look at the pictures! The vase is in great condition with some firing spots here and there the worst of which I have shown in the pictures - understandable when considering this piece must have been fired 10 plus times. Sadly some moron converted it into a lamp so there is a hole drilled into the bottom of it. I still have the metal works if anyone would want to make it back into a lamp but I like it better as a vase. Otherwise is it in perfect shape. The vase is marked with the blue remnants of the crossed swords mark underneath but the hole cut most of it out but it still has the model number H113 impressed, an impressed 20 as well as impressed ( 8 / 65 ) as shown. This markings are normal to this model when decorated in apte sur pate. Otherwise I don't recall seeing fraction marks often on Meissen. You can look up a few examples of this vase with different pate sur pate decorations to see these markings on them. The design was probably done by L. Sturm . The piece is the perfect size - about 14 inches tall and about 6 inches in diameter. You won't find too many pieces by them from this period that are as stunning! Please email me for more information or other pictures.

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