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A pair of Meissen Augustus Rex purple-ground baluster vases and covers, Circa 1730

A pair of Meissen Augustus Rex purple-ground baluster vases and covers, Circa 1730

A pair of Meissen Augustus Rex purple-ground baluster vases and covers, Circa 1730

A pair of Meissen Augustus Rex purple-ground baluster vases and covers, Circa 1730


each painted, in the manner of J. G. Höroldt on one side and J. E. Stadler on the other, with vignettes of figures at various pursuits in gardens among flowering shrubbery beneath insects and birds in flight, reserved within gilt-edged shield-shaped cartouches on a rich claret ground beneath the gilt scrollwork edged shoulder, the domed covers similarly decorated with smaller figural panels on either side of the gilt ovoid finials, AR marks in underglaze-blue.

Height: 15¾ in. and 16¼ in.

40.3 cm and 41.3 cm

One cover of a later date, with a 3cm by 1cm restored chip to the upper rim. Slight wear to gilding on tip of knop. The other with the knop broken off and reaffixed.

Vases - One with the base off and re-attached at the waisted band. Some flaking and overpainting to the green enamel on one panel. The gilding around the rim with some rubbing.

The other vase in overall good condition, the green enamel on one panel with some patches of retouched flaking and four very small flakes/bruises to the puce enamel around the foot. 


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OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

By repute, Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild Collection for one, the other with Wittekind (information from art dealer Arthur Wittekind);

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (no. 306 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 357 a/b (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. 1570/1);

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. 27, cat. no. 205

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 92, cat. no. 47