the porcelain circa 1725, the decoration slightly later
Bottengruber worked at Breslau and then at Vienna and a body of work is attributed to him on the basis of a number of signed pieces executed between 1726 and 1730. For a detailed discussion of his work see Gustav E. Pauzarek, Deutsche Faience und Porzellan Maler, Vol. 1, pp. 165-192; and Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, "The Porcelain Decoration of Ignaz Bottengruber", Metropolitan Museum Journal 33, pp. 245-262.
The style of figure painting on the present piece can be compared to that found on a Vienna bowl in the Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, signed by Bottengruber and dated 1730, illustrated by Pauzarek, op. cit., p. 175, no. 142 and also by Cassidy-Geiger, op. cit., p. 246, fig. 3. A similar bowl was sold in these rooms, October 9, 1973, lot 41. The flower painting on the cover can also be compared to that found on a signed and dated beaker and saucer, also in the Österreichisches Museum and illustrated by Pauzarek, op. cit., col. pl. 15; the saucer also illustrated by Cassidy-Geiger, p. 258, fig. 50.
Flower painting in this style however is not exclusive to Bottengruber, and an attribution to another Breslau or Vienna artist cannot be ruled out.
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