Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A Meissen horn-shaped cane handle, Circa 1735

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Details


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

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.