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A MEISSEN SAUCIERE IN THE FORM OF A SWAN, THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1738-41, THE DECORATION LATER
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
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A MEISSEN SAUCIERE IN THE FORM OF A SWAN, THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1738-41, THE DECORATION LATER
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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A MEISSEN SAUCIERE IN THE FORM OF A SWAN, THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1738-41, THE DECORATION LATER
of Swan service type, modelled by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, as a gliding swan mounted by a putto wearing green drapery hanging a flower garland around its neck, its open wings and back feathers forming a spout, crossed swords in underglaze-blue

length 9 3/4 in.; 24.8 cm
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Provenance

The Antique Company of New York, Inc., January 1969

Catalogue Note

This model was originally included in the Swan service. Eberlein wrote in his work record in August 1738: 'Eine Sociere von einen Schwan und einen Kindel...', [A sauciere in the form of a Swan and a small child...], referenced in Ulrich Pietsch (ed.), Schwanenservice - Meissener Porzellan für Heinrich Graf von Brühl, Leipzig, 2000, p. 163.

Similar examples are found in the Dresden Porzellansammlung (Inv. no. P.E. 1415, published by Pietsch, ibid, pp. 163, no. 35), the Dr. Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim in Munich (Inv. no. ES 67) and the Jack and Belle Linsky Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (Inv. no. 1982.60.323)

Sotheby’s Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was detected.

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

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New York