Of Royal Interest: A Berlin (KPM) painted porcelain plaque of Queen Victoria's dog Fern
Lot 691
Of Royal Interest: A Berlin (KPM) painted porcelain plaque of Queen Victoria's dog Fern
Sold for £10,560 (US$ 17,749) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Scottish Sale Edinburgh
19 Aug 2010 11:00 BST

Auction 18001
Of Royal Interest: A Berlin (KPM) painted porcelain plaque of Queen Victoria's dog Fern Of Royal Interest: A Berlin (KPM) painted porcelain plaque of Queen Victoria's dog Fern Of Royal Interest: A Berlin (KPM) painted porcelain plaque of Queen Victoria's dog Fern
Lot Details
Of Royal Interest: A Berlin (KPM) painted porcelain plaque of Queen Victoria's dog Fern
The Border Collie 'Fern' painted lying on a grassy knoll to a rectangular plaque in a gilded pine frame, the frame inscribed 'Fern 1877', the reverse of the frame and mount stencilled 'FERN, GIVEN TO THE QUEEN BY DR> PROFEIT, 1876', also marked with the Royal Inventory Stamp, Windsor Castle Inventory, 1879, No 1924, also stamped 'Queen's Personal Property' with crowned monogram VR, the frame stamped J.B. for John Brown, the reverse of the plaque also displaying the Royal Inventory stamp and a paper label for Carl Schmidt, Porzellan Malarei Institut, Bamberg, 18.2 x 22.4cm overall.

Footnotes

  • Fern was one of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's favourite dogs and is mentioned in her journals, along with Dr Profeit, her factor at Balmoral. The stamp for John Brown indicates that the plaque was presented to Brown by the Queen.
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