A DRESDEN FAIENCE BLUE AND WHITE TWO-HANDLED VASE EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Peter Eggebrecht factory, affixed with two wide flat scrolling strap handles, the rim painted with six Chinoiserie landscape vignettes reserved on a foliate scroll ground, the waisted body painted on either side with a scene of Chinoiserie figures in a stylized landscape, above a lambrequin border, the stepped foot with further lambrequin border and foliate scroll bands.
Height: 12¼ in.
Restoration to ends of scrolls on handles. Restored crack to base - the base is covered in a clear spray, now flaking off. One handle restored back on.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Philippe Couque, Paris, September 2004
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 380, p. 718, illus.
The overall shape of the present vase, and particularly the unusual scrolling strap handles, can be compared to a large vase in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden, illustrated in Riesebieter, Die deutschen Fayencen des 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, Leipzig, 1921, p. 326, Abb. 371, where a further Dresden faience vase and a jardinière from the collection are illustrated, pp. 326-327, abbs. 370 and 372. A further vase is illustrated in Claude Frégnac, Faïence Européenne Le Guide du Connaisseur, 1976, p. 172, no. 220.
A faience factory was founded in Dresden in 1708 by Johann Friedrich Böttger, which operated under the direction of Peter Eggebrecht from 1710 until it was sold to the Russian Court in 1718. It was reestablished in 1718, following Eggebrecht's return from St. Petersburg in 1720. Only nine examples of this rare manufacture survive in the Porzellansammlung today some descending from the Japanese Palace (Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710-50, New York, 2008, p. 718).