Kunsthandel Andréewitch wishes you and your loved ones a happy Valentine’s Day!

You received a beautiful bouquet of flowers, but have not found a way to best present it yet? We suggest this unique Viennese porcelain vase, painted by Josef Nigg, which, with or without flowers, certainly catches the eye!

Fun Fact: In Ancient Greece during Dionysian nights of drinking these types of vases served to mix water and wine! For more information about this piece and more objects from our collection, please refer to our publication – Kunsthandel Stephan Andréewitch 1979-2019: 40 Jahre, 40 Objekte !


Manufacturer: Imperial Manufactory
Painter: probably Joseph Nigg
Date: Vienna ca. 1830
Measurements: H 34 cm, D 28 cm
Technique: porcelain
Signature: impressed Bindenshild mark, 25 and date cipher 834 for 1834

Description: The everted mouth gilt and knop of the socle gilt and chased with leaf tips, the cylindrical neck continuously painted with flowers including roses, peonies, harebells, orchids and tulips, the lower edge chased as a loosely woven basket, burnished gold bracket handles at the shoulder, the hemispheric lower portion of the vase burnished gold and chased with entwined ribbons centering flowerheads, the same decoration also on the circular foot, raised on a further square base