Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A Meissen silver-mounted scent bottle and stopper, Circa 1730-35

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen silver-mounted scent bottle and stopper, Circa 1730-35

of flattened flask form, painted, in the manner of J. G. Höroldt, on the front and reverse with Chinoiserie figures at various pursuits in a garden beneath a gilt diaperwork-patterned neck and above a Böttger lustre and gilt scrollwork-patterned lower body, interrupted on the each of the four sides by a recessed gold band. the foot and rim each edged in blue enamel, crossed swords mark in blue enamel.

Height: 3⅜ in.

8.8 cm

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (no. 257 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 340 (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. 1523/3);

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

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 168, cat. no. 96

Scent bottles are counted among the earliest of luxury objects produced at Meissen, and examples of this form with Frauenkopf masks are recorded in Böttger stoneware and early porcelain. A polished stoneware example, circa 1711-15, was sold at Sotheby's London, February 24, 2015, lot 235; and two early white porcelain scent bottles, circa 1715, painted in the workshop George Funcke, Dresden, were in the Collections of the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden sold at Sotheby's Baden-Baden, October 18, 1995, lots 1272 and 1273. There appears to be very few scent bottles recorded of this rare ribbed form. A close example was sold at Christie's Geneva, November 9, 1987, lot 63.