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535

THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE NORTH GERMAN COLLECTION

A rare silver-gilt mounted Böttger porcelain vase, the porcelain circa 1720-25, the decoration almost contemporary
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15,00025,000
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535

THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE NORTH GERMAN COLLECTION

A rare silver-gilt mounted Böttger porcelain vase, the porcelain circa 1720-25, the decoration almost contemporary
Estimate
15,00025,000
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A rare silver-gilt mounted Böttger porcelain vase, the porcelain circa 1720-25, the decoration almost contemporary
decorated in Augsburg, of flaring trumpet form, with two scroll-edged human masks separating applied elaborate branches of vine issuing grapes, leaves and smaller branches with perching birds picked out green, blue and purple and gilding, upon a ground highlighted in gilding with further branches and birds in flight, scrollwork borders to rims, the stepped base with silver-gilt mount,
28.5 cm., 11 1/4 in. high
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Provenance

The Property of David Sachs, Esq., Sotheby's London, 10th March 1970, lot 71, acquired at the sale by Lacoste;
With Elfriede Langeloh, Weinheim.

Literature

Siegfried Ducret, Meißner Porzellan bemalt in Augsburg, 1718 bis um 1750, Zurich, 1971, Band I, p. 75 and 248, no. 333, illustrated.

Related Literature
Rainer Ruckert, Katalog Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1966, p. 57, pl. 13, ill. 31-34, for four vases of this form;
Siegfried Ducret, 'Augsburger Hausmalerei' in Keramos 37, July 1967, pp. 3-62, for discussion on this type of decoration;
U. Pietsch, C. Banz, Triumph der blauen Schwerter, Leipzig, 2010, p.178, no. 33, for a slightly smaller vase of this form.

Catalogue Note

Vase garnitures of this form were originally produced for the use of Augustus the Strong to furnish his palaces, one such vase with factory decoration is still in the Dresden state collection, inv. no. P. E. 2756. Two similar vases with Hausmaler decoration, slightly smaller measuring 21cm high and two smaller, 14cm high, from the collection of the Munich Royal Residenz, are illustrated by Ruckert, op. cit. Another two, of similar smaller size form and decoration with Elias Adam Augsburg mounts were in the Ludwig Darmstädter collection, Berlin, sold by Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, 24-26th March 1925, lots 112-113. Another two of the same size without mounts from the Irwin Untermyer collection are in the Met Museum, New York, acc. nos. 64.101.149,.150.

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