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A PAIR OF MEISSEN MONTEITHS FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1740-41
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 USD
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A PAIR OF MEISSEN MONTEITHS FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1740-41
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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A PAIR OF MEISSEN MONTEITHS FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1740-41
modelled by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, the oval body molded in low relief with spirally radiating shellwork, and applied on either side in the center with a gilt rocaille cartouche painted with the Brühl and Kolowrat-Krakowska arms, affixed on either end with a half-bust nymph suspending on either side a garland of flowerheads, fruit, crayfish and shells, the rim with upright gilt scallop shells modeled with cascades of water serving as lugs, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, impressed numerals 23 or 25(?) 2 pieces
width across handles 15 3/4 in.; 40 cm
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Provenance

One, sold, Sotheby's, London, February 22, 1966, lot 80
The Antique Company of New York, Inc., November 1969

Catalogue Note

Eberlein's work records from July 1740 state: '1 großen Eißtopf für Exc. Brühl ganz wie eine Muschel mit 2 Henkeln won Sirenen, 2 Schildern un oben with 8 Muscheln besetzt.' [An ice pot (monteith) for his Exc. Brühl much like a shell with 2 handles as Sirens, 2 devices and on top affixed with 8 shells.], referenced in Ulrich Pietsch (ed.), Schwanenservice - Meissener Porzellan für Heinrich Graf von Brühl, Leipzig, 2000, p. 170.

Similar examples are found in the Dresden Porzellansammlung (Inv. no. P.E. 1418, published by Pietsch, ibid, pp. 169-70, no. 45), and another, undecorated, (Inv. no. P.E. 3703); the Dr. Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim in Munich, undecorated (Inv. no. ES 1577) and the Grassimuseum in Leipzig (Inv. no. 1911.92.)

Similar examples at auction include those sold at Sotheby's, London, November 28, 1961, lots 152-153; Sotheby Parke Bernet, March 12, 1968, lot 119; Sotheby's, London, April 11, 1972, lot 193; Christie's, London, July 10, 2007, lot 147 and June 4, 2013, lots 22-23.

Sotheby’s Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York