Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 78. A unique Meissen armorial waste bowl from the service made for Clemens August, Elector of Cologne, Circa 1735.

A unique Meissen armorial waste bowl from the service made for Clemens August, Elector of Cologne, Circa 1735

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Details


A unique Meissen armorial waste bowl from the service made for Clemens August, Elector of Cologne, Circa 1735

decorated in enamels and gilding, on one side with the crowned coat-of-arms of Clemens August of Bavaria, Elector and Bishop of Cologne, supported on either side by a lion rampant standing on a pierced and scrolled lintel, the other side with a pedestal bearing a crossed sword and crozier and supporting the script monogram CA in gilding, flanked by Chinoiserie figures, on the left, a figure wearing an Elector's bonnet and carrying a flaming heart on a tray, a second carrying a basket of hearts and a third with a tray of smoking coals, and on the right, a figure carrying a large palm leaf in his upraised arm and two further figures bearing an unfurled tasseled banner inscribed in gilding beneath a crown Clement/August/C.Z.C./nat.1700/D.16 Augt, all supported on an elaborate Böttger lustre and gilt bracket reserved with an estuary scene in purpurmalerei within a quatrefoil cartouche, the centre of the interior with a spray of indianische Blumen beneath a gilt scrollwork border around the rim edge, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, Dreher's mark of four dots for Johann Elias Grund Senior.

Diameter: 7⅛ in.

18.1 cm

Clemens August von Wittelsbach (1700-1761) Archbishop and Elector of Cologne;

Recorded in the 1761 inventory of the Indianisches Haus, Brühl, and moved to Bonn the same year;

Included in the sale of the late Elector's possessions at the Bonn Residence in May-June 1764;

Probably purchased at the sale by Hofrat Vogel in the name of Herr von Derme;

Edward Hamilton Esq., M.D. Collection, London (by 1873);

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (no. 218 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 375 (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. 1478/5);

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

Burlington Fine Arts Club, A Short Description of the English and Continental Porcelain Exhibited June 1873, exh. cat., London, 1873, pl.8

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Margarete und Franz Oppenheimer. Meissener Porzellan, Berlin, 1927, no. 218, pl. 101

E. Renard, Clemens August Kurfürst von Köln, Bielefeld/Leipzig, 1927, p. 86, fig. 95

Gustav E. Pazaurek, Meissner Porzellanmalerei des 18. Jahrhunderts, Stuttgart, 1929, p. 44

Franz Kieslinger, Sichergestellte Kunstwerke in den besetzten niederländischen Gebieten, Vienna, 1941, no. 413

W.B. Honey, Dresden china, an introduction to the study of Meissen porcelain, London, 1954, pp. 44, 188, n. 131

Arthur Müller, 'Das Meiszner Höroldt-Service für Clemens August, Kurfürst von Köln', Gesellschaft der Keramikfreunde, No. 5/6, 1957, p. 21-25, n. 5/6

Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Europäisches Porzellan und ostasiatisches Exportporzellan, Geschirr und Ziergerät, Cologne, 1980, no. 29

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 181-83, cat. no. 107

Thomas Iwe, 'Das Meißener Schokoladen-, Kaffee und Teeservice des Kurfürsten Clemens-August von Köln', Keramos, No. 189/190, 2005, pp. 14, 22

Michael Unterberg, 'Mit höchsten Nahmen, Wapen oder Nahmenszugs(eine)r churfürst(liche) D(urc)hl(euch)t gezeichnet undt schön bemahlet", Keramos, No. 189/190, 2005, pp. 60, 63

Ulrich Pietsch & Claudia Banz, Triumph of the blue swords: Meissen porcelain for aristocracy and bourgeoisie 1720-1815, exh. cat., Dresden, 2010, no. 67

London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1873, pl. 8
Dresden, Japanese Palace, 2010, no. 67