Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A Meissen (K.P.F.) octagonal sugar box and a cover, Circa 1722-23

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September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen (K.P.F.) octagonal sugar box and a cover, Circa 1722-23

painted, in the manner of J. G. Höroldt, on the front and reverse of the box with figures at various pursuits within elaborate iron-red, Böttger lustre and gilt-edged elongated cartouches and on the sides with bird vignettes, the cover with figures and buildings beneath a cloudy sky and a gilt band and iron-red border around the rim edge, K.P.F mark in underglaze-blue.

Length: 4½ in.

11.4 cm

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (no. 275 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 347 (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. 1616/20);

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

Franz Kieslinger, Verzeichnis der Restbestände der Sammlung Mannheimer, [S.I.], 1941, p. 26

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 112, cat. no. 61

In the 2000 publication of the Rijksmuseum Collection catalogue, den Blaauwen, 2000, p. 112, suggested this sugar box probably belonged to the same service as Lot 51.