Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 28. A Meissen Kakiemon 'Hob in the Well' soup plate, Circa 1730.

A Meissen Kakiemon 'Hob in the Well' soup plate, Circa 1730

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen Kakiemon 'Hob in the Well' soup plate, Circa 1730

similarly decorated to the two preceding lots, crossed swords mark in blue enamel, Dreher's mark x for Johann Daniel Rehschuh, engraved Japanese Palace Inventory number N=75 W.

Diameter: 8¾ in.

22.4 cm

The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (no. 213 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 222 (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. 2288/1);

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. 22, cat. no. 135

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 240, cat. no. 162

The 1770 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists: "Eilf Stück Teller mit braunen Rande, inwendig Pagoden und Blumen gemahlt 9 [sic] 1 1/2 Zoll tief, 9 3/4 Zoll in Diam. No. 75", [Eleven plates with brown rim, pagodas and flowers painted on the inside... No. 75], Boltz, 1996, p. 74.

According to den Blaauwen, op. cit., five pieces bearing the Johanneum number 75 are still retained in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden, and a further plate is in the Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Dresden. A plate bearing this inventory number was sold at Christie's Geneva, December 3, 1982, lot 152, published in Pietsch, 1993, no. 70. 

This plate belongs to the group of Meissen porcelains ordered by the Paris merchant Rudolph Lemaire who intended to sell them as Japanese originals. For a note on Lemaire see lot 26.