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$ 4,900

Nude with Fish by Adolf Amberg (1874-1913, German), porcelain, 1905

Documentation Ample Provenance
Period 1900-1919
Materials Porcelain.
W. 2.5 in; H. 10.25 in; D. 5 in;
W. 6.35 cm; H. 26.04 cm; D. 12.7 cm;
Creation Date 1905
Description Rare and striking, this porcelain sculpture depicting a nude Japanese male figure carrying a fish on his shoulders was sculpted by Adolf (or Adolph) Amberg for KPM in 1905, to celebrate the wedding of Prussian Crown Prince Wilhelm to Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. KPM was commissioned to create an extraordinary procession of about 17 figures, two on the backs of an ox or horse, and the others walking, often semi-nude or nude. This figure of an Asian man carrying a fish captures the human figure in all its beauty and sensuality. Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (or KPM) was famous for the high quality of its porcelain art ware, and its plaques are now highly sought after today. The full set of processional figures is on display at the Bröhan Museum in Berlin, Germany.
Styles / Movements Modern
Incollect Reference Number 425119
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