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596

THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE NORTH GERMAN COLLECTION

A gilt-bronze mounted Meissen yellow ground spirit barrel, cover and stand, circa 1740
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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596

THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE NORTH GERMAN COLLECTION

A gilt-bronze mounted Meissen yellow ground spirit barrel, cover and stand, circa 1740
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A gilt-bronze mounted Meissen yellow ground spirit barrel, cover and stand, circa 1740
the barrel painted with cartouches of landscapes, hunting scenes and purple-camaïeu scenes, supported on an elaborate three footed scroll work base supported by three putti figures framing three further landscape cartouches, affixed with gilt-bronze branches issuing porcelain flowers, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to stand,
Quantity: 3
45cm., 17 3/4 in. high
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Provenance

With Elfriede Langeloh, Weinheim.

Literature

Related Literature:
Ulrich Pietsch, Early Meissen Porcelain, The Wark Collection from the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, London, 2011, pp. 494-495, nos. 597-598;
Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen, Sammlung Said und Roswitha Marouf, Stuttgart, 2010, pp.222-225, no. 95.

Catalogue Note

Originally intended for coffee, the model is mentioned in Kändler's Taxa or work record as '1. Coffée-Unterlage ganz neu nach Französischer Art gerfertiget, mit vielen Zierathen versehen, und daran noch 3. Kindel befindlich.', [1. Reworked the coffee stand in the French manner, with many embellishments and upon it in addition 3 children.], see Pietsch, op. cit., 2011, p. 495, for another example of the form. The earlier version appears in Kändler's Taxa for August 1738, where it is mentioned that the base is instead supported with a male and two female figures, an example of the form was in the Marouf collection, previously in the collection of Baron von Born, Budapest.

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