Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A Meissen Augustus Rex vase and a later cover, Circa 1730-35

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen Augustus Rex vase and a later cover, Circa 1730-35

painted with two figures in conversation walking between an attendant and a boy with a dog towards a building and pagoda in a wooded and rocky landscape beneath birds in flight, scattered with sprigs of flowers around the neck and above the foot, the cover with a similar smaller landscape and scattered sprigs, AR mark in underglaze-blue, Dreher's mark x for Johann Daniel Rehschuh.

Height: 13⅝ in.

34.7 cm

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (no. 99 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 233 (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. 1615/4);

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. 99, pl. 38

Franz Kieslinger, Verzeichnis der Restbestände der Sammlung Mannheimer, [S.I.], 1941, p. 22, cat. no. 145

Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Europäisches Porzellan und ostasiatisches Exportporzellan, Geschirr und Ziergerät, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Cologne, 1980, under no. 27

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 265-66, cat. no. 194

In the catalogue of the Rijksmuseum collection den Blaauwen, 2000, p. 265, cites a photograph in the archives of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Cologne, of an Augustus Rex vase of the same shape, and near identical decoration, though the whereabouts of this vase was unknown to him.

Sotheby’s Scientific Research department used non-invasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was detected on the cover.