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A Meissen beaker, Circa 1725

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Estimate:

4,000 to - 6,000 USD

A Meissen beaker, Circa 1725

A Meissen beaker, Circa 1725

Estimate:

4,000 to - 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

11,970

USD

A Meissen beaker, Circa 1725


painted on one side with Chinoiserie figures in conversation beneath a palm tree above a harbour and on the other with a dignitary being transported in a sedan chair towards a distant town, each within a Böttger lustre, iron-red, purple and gilt scrollwork-edged shaped quatrefoil cartouche, above a border of stiff acanthus leaves applied above the foot and heightened in gilding, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, letter A in gilding.

Height: 4 in.

10.3 cm

The beaker is lacking its cover. The rim with a fine hairline crack measuring approximately 6cm long. Some typical scattered wear to gilding on rim edge. 


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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.

Friedrich von Parpart, Schloss Hünegg, Bern, his sale, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, March 18-22, 1912, lot 693 (lacking cover) (sold for 1160 Mark);

Fritz Buckardt, Berlin, his sale, Cassirer & Helbing, Berlin, December 8-9, 1925, lot 96;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (no. 151 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 303 (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. 1561/6);

Repatriated from the above to Holland between 1945 and 1949;

Loaned by the Dutch state to the Kunstmuseum Den Haag by 1953;

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

A similar beaker painted with a continuous scene of boats in a harbour is in the David Collection, Copenhagen, inv. no. PM 35