Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A Meissen saucer, Circa 1725-30

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


1,000 - 1,500 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen saucer, Circa 1725-30

after a Chinese Kangxi original, decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gilding with a scholar on horseback flanked by attendants, one holding a parasol, the other a pole suspending a lunchbox and guqin, before two pagodas in a distant mountainous landscape beneath an iron-red sun, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, Dreher's mark of a cross.

Diameter: 4⅜ in.

11 cm

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (by 1927) (no. 75 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 210 (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. 2367/40);

Repatriated from the above to Holland between 1945 and 1949;

Dr Fritz Mannheimer Collection, Amsterdam, sale, Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, October 14-21, 1952, lot 412 (?);

F.H.J. Elout Collection, Domburg;

Purchased by the Rijksmuseum in 1968;

Restituted by the above to the heirs of Margarethe and Franz Oppenheimer in 2021

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Margarete and Franz Oppenheimer Collection. Meissen porcelain , Berlin, 1927, no.75, pl. 25

Jaarverslag, Verslagen der Rijksverzamelingen van geschiedenis en kunst, Amsterdam, 1968, p. 46

Bulletin Rijksmuseum 17, 1969, p. 141, fig. 14 on p. 148

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum , Amsterdam, 2000, p. 47, cat. no.20

A Chinese prototype teabowl and saucer with a slight variation in the pattern, bearing Japanese Palace inventory number N: 634 and a zig-zag line (the symbol applied to blue and white porcelain), is in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden, inv. no. PO 7480 a/b, illustrated in Pietsch and Banz, 2010, p. 244, cat. no. 174, together with a Meissen copy of the saucer, previously sold at Sotheby's London, June 4, 1996, lot 61.