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A pair of Meissen Augustus Rex yellow-ground baluster vases and covers, Circa 1735

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Estimate:

150,000 to - 250,000 USD

A pair of Meissen Augustus Rex yellow-ground baluster vases and covers, Circa 1735

A pair of Meissen Augustus Rex yellow-ground baluster vases and covers, Circa 1735

Estimate:

150,000 to - 250,000 USD

Lot sold:

685,500

USD

A pair of Meissen Augustus Rex yellow-ground baluster vases and covers, Circa 1735


each vase reserved on the front and reverse with a purple-edged lobed panel painted with two Chinoiserie figures and flowering plants beneath a boldly painted garland of indianische Blumen on the shoulder, the sides reserved with three leaf-shaped panels suspending blue bellflowers variously painted with a cranes, birds, insects and indianische Blumen, the neck painted with scattered indianische Blumen sprigs, the domed covers similarly decorated beneath the finials, AR marks in underglaze-blue.

Height: 18½ in. and 18¼ in.

47 cm and 46.2 cm

Covers - both in good condition

Vases - Both in overall good condition. One with slightly taller neck and flatter shoulder. One has some areas of blue enamel which have 'run' slightly in the firing. Please see condition photos. The other has an area of flaking to the enamels on the shoulder, perhaps caused by the removal of tape or an old label. See condition photos for detail. 


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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.


NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS

OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Count Vietinghoff-Scheel Collection, Berlin (by repute, information from the art dealer Arthur Wittekind, according to den Blaauwen's catalogue);

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (no. 259 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 259 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. 1621/4);

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, Sichergestellte Kunstwerke in den besetzten niederländischen Gebieten, Vienna, 1941, no. 314

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 270-71, cat. no. 197