Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A very rare Meissen Augustus Rex large seladon-ground bottle vase, Circa 1735

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September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


50,000 - 70,000 USD

Lot Details


A very rare Meissen Augustus Rex large seladon-ground bottle vase, Circa 1735

reserved with four double gilt line-edged quatrefoil panels, painted on the front panel with a stylised Chinese warrior on horseback approaching a shelter, the reverse panel painted with two birds perched on a branch of flowering indianische Blumen, the two side panels with indianische Blumen issuing from stylised rockwork, the tall neck and the footrim edged in gilding, AR mark in underglaze-blue, Dreher's mark x for Johann Daniel Rehschuh, Hausmarschallamt inventory number III 253. in black enamel.

Height: 14½ in.

37 cm

The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden (probably delivered in 1737);

Residenzschloss Dresden, Turmzimmer (by 1769);

Thence by descent in the Royal Collections of Saxony;

Property of the Free State of Saxony, 1918;

Restituted to the former Royal family of Saxony (Haus Wettin, Albertinische Linie e.v.) in 1924 as part of the agreement with the State of Saxony;

Sold shortly thereafter by the Wettin family;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (by 1927) (no. 100 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 234 (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. 1604/2);

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

Karl Berling, Das Meissner Porzellan und seine Geschichte, Leipzig, 1900, pl. VII, 7

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Margarete und Franz Oppenheimer. Meissener Porzellan, Berlin, 1927, no. 100, pl. 39

Franz Kieslinger, Verzeichnis der Restbestände der Sammlung Mannheimer, [S.I.], 1941, p. 22, cat. no. 146

Residenzmuseum München,

Europäisches Rokoko : Kunst und Kultur des 18. Jahrhunderts, exh. cat., Munich, 1958, no. 724

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, fig. 33

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 260-61, cat. no. 191


Anette Loesch, The Porcelain Cabinet in the Tower Room of Dresden's Royal Palace, 2019, pp. 209-10, no. 37.

Munich, Residenz, 1958, no. 724