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Applied Flowers Potpourri

This is a superb lidded potpourri vase made by Meissen during the Schmierzeit around 1820. The vase is decorated with lots of handpainted 3D flowers that have been applied on the outside which some people called encrusted with flowers. The top of the vase has lots of small holes in it to either stick flowers or let the potpourri smell come out of. I have never seen this model before! It is quite nice and large with a lot of flowers on the outside plus it still has its original lid with a floral finial. A bit of gold trim to the edges to make it look even more elegant. The piece is in surpirsingly good condition for being almost 200 years old but there is a lot of damage to the applied flwoers and the lid has a hairline on one side which is not obvious on display at all! The vase is marked with the underglaze blue crossed swords mark underneath that are a bit more smeared than usual hence the name Schmierzeit for this period :) There is also an impressed number 2. The piece is 5.75 inches tall (including the lid) and has a diameter of 5 inches plus whatever thickness all the applied flowers are. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

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