THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A MEISSEN HAUSMALER PLATE OR ÉCUELLE STAND
painted by Hans Gottlieb von Bressler, with a pastoral scene in dark puce camaïeu within a gilded cartouche, flanked by six large flower bouquets tied with iron-red ribbons, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised Dreher's mark of an x to inside edge of footrim for Johann Daniel Rehschuh
diameter 9 in.
In overall good appearance and generally good condition.
There is some flaking to the gilding as visible in the catalogue illustration. There is a section of the rim at 7 o'clock with an old area of refreshed gilding.
Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.
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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The Collection of the Counts of Bressler, Schloss Lauske (until at least 1925)
Property from the Collection of Margot Gottlieb, sold, Sotheby's New York, 20 October, 1994, lot 402
Antiquitäten C. Bednarczyk, Vienna
Gustav E. Pazaurek, Deutsche Fayence-und Porzellan Hausmaler,Leipzig, 1925, Vol. I, col. pl. 18.
Hans Syz, et. al, in Catalogue of The Hanz Syz Collection, Washington D.C., 1979, Vol. 1, p. 514, note that Hans Gottlieb, a student of Ignaz Bottengruber, was a member of the Silesian Nobility [his son Gottleib Wilhelm, born in 1743, was elevated to the title of Graf in 1781], and for the last eleven years of his life was the Mayor of Breslau. It is believed he decorated porcelain as gifts for members of his family, and a date for this service is provided by a documentary small tureen and cover from the service, signed and dated H. G. v. B./ .1734., illustrated by Pazaurek, op. cit., col. pl. 17, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, acc. no. 64.101.241a,b, gifted by Irwin Untermeyer in 1964.