KPM, the acronym for Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin, is one of Germany’s oldest porcelain factories. It was founded in 1763 by King Frederick II of Prussia, who admired the local craftsmen producing quality white gold porcelain. He granted the factory the use of its now-famous logo, his royal scepter. The company’s vivid history and high-quality techniques have made it one of Europe’s leading porcelain manufacturers. The upcoming auction, offered by Hindman, presents 27 porcelain plates from KPM depicting fruit and flowers. Several other KPM pieces are also offered, including porcelain plaques and candlesticks.
Another highlighted lot from the auction is a late 19th or early 20th-century Swiss music box. Inside the case is a music set that can play eight different songs. Violins and flowers decorate the outer box. A Kawai baby grand piano is also available. Koichi Kawai, the founder of Kawai, was one of Yamaha’s first designers. He remained a significant force within the company until the 1920s. He eventually decided to begin his own company and compete with his former employer. Today, the company is one of the largest exporters of Japanese pianos. Register to bid and view each of the lots on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (24), Decorative Arts (158), Furniture (56), Asian Works of Art (15), Couture & Textiles (10)
# of Lots:243
Price Range:$80 - $3,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Swiss Cylinder Bells in Sight Music Box|| Estimate: |
|A Set of Twenty-Seven Berlin (K.P.M.) Porcelain Plates|| Estimate: |
|A Kawai Black Lacquered Baby Grand Piano|| Estimate: |
|A Meissen (Marcolini Period) Porcelain Figure of a Malabar Musician|| Estimate: |
|A Turkish Wool Rug|| Estimate: |