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A MEISSEN MUG FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1740
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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367
A MEISSEN MUG FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1740
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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A MEISSEN MUG FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1740
modelled by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, in low relief with two swimming swans among bulrushes, the applied branch handle with flower terminals flanked by a crane in flight and another eating a fish upon a spiral shell molded ground, the rim painted with the Brühl and Kolowrat-Krakowska arms and scattered flower sprigs, with a gilt border to the rim, traces of crossed swords mark in blue
height 3 in.; 7.6 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's, London, November 28, 1961, lot 145
The Property of David Sachs, Esq., Sotheby's, London, March 10, 1970, lot 44

Catalogue Note

In November 1740, Eberlein wrote in his work records: '1 Wermuthkrügel mit Schwanen Dessin für Exc. Brühl nebst einem Henkel von Corallen' [Vermouth mug with swan design for his excellency Brühl with a handle of coral]. A month later the model was worked on by Kändler: '1 Wermuths Krügel mit dem Schwanen-Deßein corrigiret, weiln es sehr stumpf geworden' [Vermouth mug with swan design reworked, because it had become very dull], referenced in Ulrich Pietsch (ed.), Schwanenservice - Meissener Porzellan für Heinrich Graf von Brühl, Leipzig, 2000, p. 174.

A further mug of this type was sold at Sotheby's, London, October 18, 1988, lot 388.

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