Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A Meissen beaker and cover, Circa 1725

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September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen beaker and cover, Circa 1725

of tapering cylindrical form, moulded around the rim with a band of purple and iron-red pendant calyces, applied above the purple and gilt-edged foot and around the cover beneath the vase shaped finial with a band of stiff acanthus, painted, probably by J. G. Höroldt, with a Chinoiserie scene of robed figures in conversation above steps before an estuary, within a Böttger lustre and gilt scrollwork-edged elongated shaped quatrefoil cartouche, the reverse with a bird in flight above indianische Blumen issuing from rockwork.

Height: 6¾ in.

17.1 cm

Dr. Fritz Clemm, Berlin (by 1904), sale, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, December 3-5, 1907, lot 61, pl. 13;

Fritz Buckardt, Berlin, sale, Cassirer & Helbing, Berlin, December 8-9, 1925, lot 85, illustrated;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (no. 150 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 302 (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. 1626/7);

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

Adolf Brüning, Europäisches Porzellan des XVIII. Jahrhunderts, exh. cat., Berlin, 1904 no. 165

Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein, Ausstellung von Werken alter Kunst aus dem Privatbesitz der Mitglieder des Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Vereins, 27. Januar bis 4. März 1906...Illustrierter Katalog, exh. cat., Berlin, 1906, p. 97, no. 448

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Margarete und Franz Oppenheimer. Meissener Porzellan, Berlin, 1927, no. 150, pl. 66

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum,

Amsterdam, 2000, p. 79, cat. no. 40

Beakers of this form are among the earliest productions Böttger red stoneware and early porcelain at Meissen, and the shape is traditionally attributed to the Saxon court silversmith Johann Jakob Irminger. Further examples of early painted Harbour scenes on Meissen porcelain, contemporary to the present lot, can be seen on two beakers and covers of similar form, which also feature green stiff-acanthus, and a pair of tureens, covers and stands in the Bayerische Nationalmuseum, Munich, illustrated in Rückert, 1966, pls 54-55, cat nos. 195-200, and Pietsch and Banz, 2010, pp. 190-92, cat nos. 54-56.