A MEISSEN SMALL VASE CIRCA 1727-30
painted in an expanded Imari palette with two oriental figures standing amidst underglaze-blue flowering plants enriched in enamels, with Chinoiserie and gilt bands at the neck and foot, AR mark in underglaze-blue, incised Dreher's mark X for Johann Daniel Rehschuh or Johann Christophe Pietzsch (Rückert, 1990, p. 123-24).
Height: 4¼ in.
There is a half inch long fine haircrack to the rim, issuing from a tiny restored rim chip. Otherwise in good condition.
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Collection of the Royal House of Saxony
Probably moved to Schloss Moritzburg, Saxony, circa 1925 (bearing Schloss Moritzburg red-lacquered inventory number I.A. 40.)
Confiscated in 1945 and incorporated into the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (bearing Porzellansammlung im Zwinger inventory number P.E. 5333)
Inventory number F.19 in red enamel
Restituted to the former Royal family of Saxony (Haus Wettin, Albertinische Linie)
Rudigier Alte Kunst, Munich
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 28a, p. 220, illus.
Two vases of this form and variation of the pattern are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, illustrated in den Blaauwen, 2000, p. 52, no. 23. Both Chinoiserie figures appear on an unusual tea caddy illustrated in den Blaauwen, 2000, p. 292, no. 211.
Two vases of this form and variation of the pattern are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, illustrated in Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 52, no. 23. Both Chinoiserie figures appear on an unusual tea caddy illustrated in Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 292, no. 211.
The figures are likely based in part on prints by Petrus Schenk Jnr.