A RARE MEISSEN CHINOISERIE ÉCUELLE STAND OR SMALL PLATE CIRCA 1735
A RARE MEISSEN CHINOISERIE ÉCUELLE STAND OR SMALL PLATE CIRCA 1735
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A RARE MEISSEN CHINOISERIE ÉCUELLE STAND OR SMALL PLATE CIRCA 1735

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

A RARE MEISSEN CHINOISERIE ÉCUELLE STAND OR SMALL PLATE CIRCA 1735

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN


ÉCUELLE STAND OR SMALL PLATE

CIRCA 1735


painted at the center with four chinoiserie figures attending to animals, raised on Böttger-lustre brackets reserving three purpurmalereiquatrefoil landscapes of shore scenes, the rim reserved with four cartouches of merchants by quaysides alternating with four purpurmalereismall vignettes of flowers, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's mark of a quartered circle to footrim

diameter 9 in.

Condition Report

In overall good appearance and condition. Very minor wear.


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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Cataloguing

Provenance

Miss H. Argyropoulo, sold, Christie's London, May 12, 1927, lots 37, 38 or 39

Arthur Wittekind

Dr. Albert Kocher, Bern

E. Gaillet, Bern

Dr. Paul Schnyder von Wartensee, Lucerne, his executors sale, sold, Sotheby's London, June 29, 1982, lot 96

A Swiss private Collection, sold, Christie's London, July 8, 2002, lot 29

Exhibited

Zurich, Kunsthaus, Schönheit des 18. Jahrhunderts; Malerei, Plastik, Porzellan und Zeichnung, September-October 1955

Literature

Gillian Wilson, Adrian Sassoon, Charissa Bremer-David, 'Acquisitions made by the Department of Decorative Arts in 1983', The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal, Vol. 12/1984, p. 221, fig. 30.

Catalogue Note

Six plates of this approximate size were included in the Argyropoulo 1927 sale, sold in twos for a total of 1,110 guineas, but as the dishes were not illustrated in the catalogue they are now indistinguishable. The sale likely included some of the following dishes now in Museum collections; two dishes (22.4 cm diameter) from the Collection of Margarete and Franz Oppenheimer are now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, published in Abraham L. den Blaauwen,Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 156-57, cat. no. 89; one dish (22.4 cm diameter) is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, gifted by Thornton Wilson in 1954, published in Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, 'Graphic Sources for Meissen Porcelain: Origins of the Print Collection in the Meissen Archives', Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 31, p. 103, fig. 13, and another is in the Dr. Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim, published in Renate Eikelmann, Meiβener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, Die Stiftung Ernst Schneider in Schloß Lustheim, Munich, 2004, p. 122, cat. no. 32. Others are in the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. One was in the W. von Dallwitz Collection, Berlin, by 1904, illustrated in Adolf Brüning, Europäisches Porzellan des XVIII. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1904, cat. no. 166, pl. IX.


A larger dish (28.9 cm diameter) from the Hoffmeister Collection is published in Dieter Hoffmeister, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister, Band I, 1999, pp. 142-143, cat. no. 66, sold, Bonhams, London, November 29, 2009, lot 55. The decoration on the present plate derives from plate 44 of the Schulz-Codex.

Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture
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