Four (4) German Porcelain Items, including KPM & Meissen, plus two 1913 porcelain plates commemorating the opening of the Monument to the site of Napoleon's defeat in Germany. 1st and 2nd items: Two (2) shadowboxed framed 1913 porcelain plates commemorating the opening of the Monument to the Battle of Leipzig or Volkerschlachtdenkmal, site of Napoleon's defeat in Germany 1813, both by Bauscher Weiden Porcelain. 13 portrait vignettes of related military and royal figures including Queen Louise and King Frederick Wilhelm of Prussia, Theodor Korner, Jozef Poniatowski, Gebhard Von Blucher, Napoleon and more encircle a central image of the monument. 8 3/4" dia plates, 14 3/8" sq frames, 17 1/4" sq x 3" D shadow boxes. Note: The monument, also known as The Monument to the Battle of Nations, was designed by Bruno Schmitz and erected in Leipzig (Saxony) Germany in 1913. It is said to stand at the center of some of the bloodiest fighting during the 1813 battle, during which Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, led coalition armies of Russian, Prussian, Austrian and Swedish soldiers against Napoleon's troops (which also included conscripted Germans). Their defeat of Napoleon helped turn the tide against his progress in Europe. The monument has historically been viewed as a commemoration of the German spirit. During the Third Reich, Adolph Hitler frequently used the monument as a venue for his meetings, and it was one of the last strongholds in the city to surrender to U.S. Troops in 1945. 3rd item: Meissen Blue Onion reticulated and footed bowl with three dolphin fish feet. Blue crossed swords mark to the base along with impressed numbers. 3 1/8" H x 7 5/8" dia. Late 19th century. 4th item: German KPM porcelain handled platter with vignettes of birds and flowers. Blue orb and stamp mark along with an additional red stamp mark en verso. 1 3/4" H x 12 1/2" W x 10" D. Late 19th century. Provenance: Nashville, TN estate. CONDITION: 1st and 2nd items: Both pieces overall very good condition. Partially removed from shadow box, use care when handling. 3rd and 4th items: Very good condition.
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