Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A Meissen Kakiemon hexagonal vase and cover, Circa 1729-31

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen Kakiemon hexagonal vase and cover, Circa 1729-31

after a Japanese original, painted in a typical palette with three blue and turquoise leaf-edged vignettes, of a woman standing and holding a branch of flowering prunus, birds perched upon bamboo or in flight and cranes in flight or standing beneath a pine, each extending across two sides, the shoulder with three spread-winged birds in iron-red, yellow and gilding on alternating corners against a wide band of leaves and tendrils beneath an iron-red fretwork border around the neck, the cover similarly painted with birds, flowerheads and tendrils, the vase withcrossed swords mark in blue and black Japanese Palace inventory number No: 138./W. in black, the cover with engraved number.

Height: 12¼ in.

31.1 cm

The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (by 1927) (no. 79 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 214 (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. 1626/11);

Repatriated from the above to Holland between 1945 and 1949;

Loaned by the Dutch state to the Kunstmuseum Den Haag by 1953;

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. 79

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 223, cited