View full screen - View 1 of Lot 5. A Böttger polished red stoneware Hausmaler tankard, with silver mounts, Circa 1715-20, the decoration probably Circa 1725-40, the mounts contemporary.
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A Böttger polished red stoneware Hausmaler tankard, with silver mounts, Circa 1715-20, the decoration probably Circa 1725-40, the mounts contemporary

A Böttger polished red stoneware Hausmaler tankard, with silver mounts, Circa 1715-20, the decoration probably Circa 1725-40, the mounts contemporary

A Böttger polished red stoneware Hausmaler tankard, with silver mounts, Circa 1715-20, the decoration probably Circa 1725-40, the mounts contemporary

A Böttger polished red stoneware Hausmaler tankard, with silver mounts, Circa 1715-20, the decoration probably Circa 1725-40, the mounts contemporary


decorated, in the Seuter workshop, Augsburg, in Goldchinesen style, with figures paying homage to a seated dignitary feeding a spotted dog, flanked at both ends of the stepped scrollwork bracket by birds and fruiting branches below a C-scroll border on the rim, the footrim applied with a silver mount cut with a band of stiff-leaves, the flattened hinged cover chased with strapwork within a medallion between the script initials .C.C.V.L. and .E.E.S.V.L. and affixed with a ball thumbpiece, the mounts probably North German, apparently unmarked.

Height: 8⅝ in.

21.8 cm

Overall in good appearance and condition.

0.5cm chip to outer edge of rim near the handle. Two very minor flakes to the gilding. Otherwise in good condition. 


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OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (by 1927) (no. 36 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 178 (acquired between 1936 and 1939);

Dienststelle Mühlmann, The Hague (acquired from the Estate of the above in 1941 on behalf of the Sonderauftrag Linz for the proposed Führermuseum);

On deposit at Kloster Stift Hohenfurth;

On deposit at Salzbergwerk Bad Aussee;

Recovered from the above by Allied Monuments Officers and transferred to the Central Collecting Point Munich (MCCP inv. no. 1590/4);

Repatriated from the above to Holland between 1945 and 1949;

Loaned by the Dutch State to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam in 1952 and transferred to the museum in 1960;

Restituted by the above to the heirs of Margarethe and Franz Oppenheimer in 2021

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Margarete und Franz Oppenheimer. Meissener Porzellan, Berlin, 1927, no. 36, pl. 9

Franz Kieslinger, Sichergestellte Kunstwerke in den besetzten niederländischen Gebieten, Vienna, no. 347

W.B. Honey, Dresden china, an introduction to the study of Meissen porcelain, London, 1954, p. 179, n. 23

William W. Blackburn, 'The length of J.G. Herold's career as an artist, and other notes', Mitteilungsblatt Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz, No. 39, 1957, pp. 36-37

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 26-27, cat. no. 6

As noted by den Blaauwen, figures from the gilt scene appear on the exterior of the saucer included in in the Oppenheimer Collection (lot 21). The figure with a pointed hat also appears on the Hausmaler tankard (lot 15). Ducret, op. cit. 1971, attributes a series of objects featuring this figure to the Augsburg Hausmaler Seuter, on the grounds that it bears similarities to a waste bowl signed by the decorator. Ducret illustrates nine further pieces decorated with the figure wearing a pointed hat and holding a basket, as well as a factory polychrome-decorated chamber pot, which suggests a print source was used (pp. 120-25, 160, figs. 72-81, 154).


Relatively few gilt-decorated Böttger stoneware tankards survive. A polished example with a hinged stoneware cover, decorated in gilding with Chinoiserie figures, is illustrated by Ducret, ibid., p. 125, fig. 80; A second, similarly gilt, with pewter mount, is in the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, obj. no. 83.1.574; and a Kapuzinerbraun-glazed tankard, similarly gilt, was in the Baron Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (1899-1987), included in his sale at Hermann Ball & Paul Graupe, Berlin, March 23-25, 1931, lot 581, taf. 84.