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A Meissen horn-shaped cane handle, Circa 1735

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Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

A Meissen horn-shaped cane handle, Circa 1735

A Meissen horn-shaped cane handle, Circa 1735

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,080

USD

A Meissen horn-shaped cane handle, Circa 1735


painted in shades of brown with the head a chamois or goat, the terminal painted. in the manner of J. E. Stadler, with Chinoiserie figures with fans before a fence.

Height: 2 ¾ in.

7 cm

Overall in generally good condition. The piece is intact. There is some wear to enamels of goat's head and glaze at upper section, consistent with being laid flat. A pin-prick size flat and tiny chip to pointed edge of handle. The scene of the painted figures and flowers is in good appearance.


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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.

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (by 1927) (no. 116 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 244 (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. 1616/10);

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. 116, not illustrated

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 295, cat. no. 215

The figures seen on the present lot also feature on a pug-head cane handle, illustrated in den Blaauwen, 2000, p. 295, no. 216. A similar cane handle painted with Chinoiserie figures in this manner was sold at Christie's London, June 26, 2005, lot 140.