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A rare Meissen armorial tea and coffee service made for the Morosini family, the sugar box Dated 1731

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120,000

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- 180,000 USD

A rare Meissen armorial tea and coffee service made for the Morosini family, the sugar box Dated 1731

A rare Meissen armorial tea and coffee service made for the Morosini family, the sugar box Dated 1731

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,351,000

USD

A rare Meissen armorial tea and coffee service made for the Morosini family, the sugar box Dated 1731


painted and gilt with the arms of Morosini of Venice within an oval escutcheon beneath a Doge's cap crest enclosed by crossed palm branches and painted, in the manner of J. G. Höroldt, with figures at various pursuits, comprising: a coffee-pot and cover, a teapot and cover, its curved spout terminating in a richly gilt mask, an ovoid tea canister and cover, an oval documentary sugar box and cover painted with figures inspecting an oval tablet inscribed K.P./M.F./Meis/sen/1731, a circular waste bowl and six teabowls and saucers, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, the teapot with KPM mark in underglaze-blue; fitted in a fabric-lined leather presentation case.

Height of coffee pot: 8⅝ in.

22.1 cm

Overall the service is in good appearance. The gilding and enamels in very good condition.

In detail:

One saucer broken into several pieces and re-stuck;

One teabowl with two old-restored flat chips to outer edge of rim, the larger measuring approximately 0.8 x 0.3 cm;

One teabowl with a small patch of speckling to the red-pattern of the inner medallion;

The bowl with a restored chip to outer edge of rim. A small patch of speckling to inner medallion;

The sugarbowl cover with a tiny pin-head flake to gilding on rim;

The sugarbowl with a tiny chip to inner edge of rim;

The tea canister with minor rubbing to gilt band at shoulder where cover sits, its cover with four small shallow chips to underside edge of rim;

The teapot cover broken and repaired, approximately half of the rim re-gilt. 


For further information please contact oppenheimer@sothebys.com; +1 212 894 1442.

Countess Lauredana Gatterburg-Morosini, sale, Palazzo Morosini, Venice, May 17, 1894, lot 240 (sold for 7,800 Lira) (part); 

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna;

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 414 (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. 1615/6);

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. 328

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, cover illustration

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 176-77, cat. no. 103

Meredith Chilton & Claudia Lehner-Jobst (eds.), Fired by Passion, Vienna Baroque Porcelain of Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier, Vol. I, Stuttgart, 2009, p. 474, fig. 5:61

Ulrich Pietsch and Claudia Banz, Triumph of the blue swords: Meissen

porcelain for aristocracy and bourgeoisie 1720-1815, exh. cat., Dresden, 2010, no. 65

Dresden, Japanese Palace, 2010, no.65