Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A Meissen (K.P.M.) oval sugar box and cover, Circa 1725

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen (K.P.M.) oval sugar box and cover, Circa 1725

painted, in the manner of J. G. Höroldt, the box with a continuous scene of Chinoiserie figures in a garden with animals and birds and a further figure boiling a tea kettle, the cover with an oval Böttger lustre and gilt scrollwork-edged panel painted with two figures stoking the fire beneath a kettle on a trivet, flanked by flowering shrubs and insects above, K.P.M. and crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, both with gilt numeral 99.

Length: 4⅞ in.

12.4 cm

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (no. 139 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 292 (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. 1616/26);

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. 139, pl. 69

Franz Kieslinger, Sichergestellte Kunstwerke in den besetzten niederländischen Gebieten, Vienna, 1941, no. 394

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 111, cat. no. 59