View full screen - View 1 of Lot 36. A Meissen documentary tankard, with silver-gilt mounts, Circa 1730-35, the mounts, Koch & Bergfeld, Circa 1900.

A Meissen documentary tankard, with silver-gilt mounts, Circa 1730-35, the mounts, Koch & Bergfeld, Circa 1900

A Meissen documentary tankard, with silver-gilt mounts, Circa 1730-35, the mounts, Koch & Bergfeld, Circa 1900

A Meissen documentary tankard, with silver-gilt mounts, Circa 1730-35, the mounts, Koch & Bergfeld, Circa 1900

A Meissen documentary tankard, with silver-gilt mounts, Circa 1730-35, the mounts, Koch & Bergfeld, circa 1900

decorated, probably by Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck, in enamels and gilding with a Chinoiserie figure astride a galloping horse behind a youth riding backwards on a mythical beast and followed an attendant wearing gilt-dotted iron-red trousers, incorporating a gilt script L or F at either hem, flanked by flowering plants, the rim with border with a flowerhead- and cell-patterned border reserved with elongated panels of flowers, mounted with a gadrooned silver-gilt cover, crossed swords mark in blue, L. in red on base, the mount marked H., or N., for retailer Schaper, Berlin, with modern 800. silver marks.

Height: 7⅞ in.

20 cm

Shallow 1cm chip to underside edge of base. Adjacent less than 0.5 cm shallow chip to edge of base.

Otherwise in good condition.

The mount circa 1900, retailer's mark Schaper, Berlin.

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Fritz Buckardt (1849-1929), Berlin;

his sale, Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin, December 8-9, 1925, lot 84;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (no. 276 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 263 (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. 2367/14);

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, introduction and p. 35

Kurt Röder, 'Ueber eine Fulder Deckelvase aus Frittenporzellan und die drei Brüder von Löwenfinck', Zeitschrift des deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenscaft, No. 5, 1938, p. 163, fig.4

Franz Kieslinger, Sichergestellte Kunstwerke in den besetzten niederländischen Gebieten, Vienna, 1941, no. 352

Ralph Wark, 'An early Meissen dinner service', Antiques 56, 1949, pp. 366-67, illustrated

W.B. Honey, Dresden china, an introduction to the study of Meissen porcelain, London, 1954, pp. 79, 171, 184, n. 89

Louis Leo Lewin, 'Die Legende um Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck', Gesellschaft der Keramikfreunde, Nos. 3/4, 1955, p. 11

Siegfried Ducret, Unbekannte Porzellane des 18. Jahrhunderts, Frankfurt am Main, 1956, p. 68

Ralph H. Wark, 'Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Porzellan- und Fayencemaler des 18. Jahrhunderts 1714-1754', Mitteilungsblatt Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz, No. 34, 1956, pp. 11-13, figs. 1-2 (with attribution to Locke)

Arthur Zell, 'Die ersten Rektionen auf die Arbeit von R. Wark', Mitteilungsblatt Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz, No. 35, 1956, p. 17

Arno Schönberg, 'Die ersten Reaktionen auf die Arbeit von R. Wark'Mitteilungsblatt Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz, No. 35, 1956, p. 18

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld & Erich Köllmann, Porzellan der europäischen Fabriken, Brunswick, 1956, fig. 48

Konrad Hüseler, Deutsche Fayencen: ein Handbuch der Fabriken, ihrer Meizter und Werke, Band II, Stuttgart, 1957, p. 274

Ralph H. Wark, 'Neues über Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck', Mitteilungsblatt Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz, No. 37, 1957, p. 23

L'Oeil, no. 42, 1958, illustrated on p. 22

Residenzmuseum München,

 Europäisches Rokoko; Kunst und Kultur des 18. JahrhundertS, exh. cat., Munich, 1958, no. 741

Louis Leo Lewin, 'Die Legende um Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck, II. Teil', Keramos, No. 13, 1961, pp. 58-61, figs. 1-3

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, fig. 34

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 276-78, cat. no. 201

Ulrich Pietsch and Claudia Banz, Triumph of the blue swords: Meissen porcelain for aristocracy and bourgeoisie 1720-1815, exh. cat., Dresden, 2010, no. 121

Ulrich Pietsch, Phantastische Welten. Malerei Auf Meissener Porzellan Und Deutschen Fayencen Von Adam Friedrich Von Löwenfinck (1714-1754), exh. cat., Stuttgart, 2014, no. 7

Munich, Residenz, 1958, no. 741
Dresden, Japanese Palace, 2010, cat. no. 129
Dresden, Zwinger Palace, 2014-2015, no. 7