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

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Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

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

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

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

625,000

USD

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

Overall the vase is in good appearance and condition. There are some white marks around the foot ring where the seladon glaze has not covered properly and pulled. The seladon ground with some pin-head speckling to shoulder. There are four shallow chips to footrim which occurred during manufacture and have been gilt-over. The enamels of all four panels in good condition and vibrant. 


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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.

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


FOOTNOTE LIT:

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