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Henry Van De Velde (1863-1957) for the Meissen Manufactory

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 EUR

Henry Van De Velde (1863-1957) for the Meissen Manufactory

Henry Van De Velde (1863-1957) for the Meissen Manufactory

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 EUR

Lot sold:

30,240

EUR

Henry Van De Velde (1863-1957) for the Meissen Manufactory


A porcelain dinner service, "Peitschenhiebe" model, circa 1920

comprising decorated and glazed four large plates, six small plates, one compotier and two oval dishes , stamped with the artist's monogram, with blue underglaze crossed swords marks for Meissen


Large plate diam. 11 in ; Small plate diam. 6 ¾ in


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Henry Van De Velde (1863-1957) pour la Manufacture de Meissen


partie de service en porcelaine, modèle "peitschenhiebe", vers 1920

comprenant quatre grandes assiettes, six petites assiettes, un compotier et deux plats ovales en porcelaine décorée et émaillée, estampillée du monogramme de l'artiste, marques aux épées croisées en bleu sous glaçure


Diamètre grande assiette: 28 cm

Diamètre petite assiette: 17 cm


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Six small plates: The photos are accurate. Good overall condition. There is one minor blue painting stain on four of them due to fabrication (please see photo 1 attached).

 

Four large plates: The photos are accurate. Good overall condition. There is a very minor chip on the edge of one of them (please see photos 2 and 3 attached). There is one minor blue painting stain on two plates due to fabrication.

 

One compotier: The photos are accurate. Good overall condition.

 

Two dishes: The photos are accurate. Good overall condition. There is one minor blue painting stain on the two dishes due to fabrication (please see photo 4 attached).

 

All the plates and dishes are stamped with the blue underglaze cross swords of Meissen.

 

Diameter of the large plates: 26,7 cm for three plates, 26,4 for one.

Diameter of the small plates: 17,5 cm

Diameter of the compotier: 23,3 cm

Measurement of the two oval dishes: 35,5 x 27 cm

UV light shows no restoration.

Additional images available.


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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Fritz Schumacher, Das Deutsche Kunstgewerbe 1906, Munich, 1906, illus. 262
Die Kunst, vol. 16, 1907, p. 62 (for a period critique of this pattern)
Prof. Hans W. Singer, "Some New Meissen Porcelain," The Studio, vol. 40, 1907, p. 57 (for a period discussion of both the van de Velde and Riemerschmid patterns designed for Meissen)
Klaus-Jürgen Sembach et al., Henry van de Velde: ein europäischer Künstler seiner Zeit, Köln, 1992, pp. 292 and 293 (for illustrations of assorted pieces from this pattern)
Kathryn Bloom-Hiesinger, Art Nouveau in Munich, Masters of Jugenstil, Philadelphia, 1988, p. 19
Judy Rudoe, Decorative Arts 1850-1950, London, 1991, pp. 117 and 226
Gisela Haas, Jugendstil in Dresden: Aufbruch der Moderne, Dresden 1999, p. 244
Winifred Nerdinger, 100 Jahre Deutscher Werkbund 1907-2007, New York, 2007, p. 30
Like Riemerschmid, Van de Velde was called upon to create a modern porcelain service in response to the criticism Meissen received at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle for offering dated styles.  The present lot exemplifies the artist's vision of refinement and understated decoration of whiplash lines limited to the border.  The pattern received mixed reviews and was criticized for its severity.  Shortly after, Meissen offered the pattern with traditional florals to cover the open areas obviously breaking with Van de Velde's aesthetic intentions.  To the modern eye, this pattern can be appreciated as a microcosm of Van de Velde's linear brand of Belgian Art Nouveau.