Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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A very rare Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue and white beaker vase, Circa 1725

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September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


50,000 - 70,000 USD

Lot Details


A very rare Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue and white beaker vase, Circa 1725

the Gu-shaped vase painted on each side of the flaring neck with either a bird or a caterpillar upon a flowering branch beneath a foliate scrollwork border around the rim and above the slightly swelling mid-section painted with seated and standing figures in a continuous landscape, painted above the foot with birds and insects amidst flowering branches issuing from rockwork, AR mark in underglaze-blue

Height: 12¼ in.

31.1 cm

The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden;

Porzellane und Waffen aus den Kgl. Sächsischen Sammlungen in Dresden, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, October 7-8, 1919, lot 219;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (no. 42 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 185 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. 1610/1);

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

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Margarete und Franz Oppenheimer. Meissener Porzellan, Berlin, 1927, no. 41/42, pl. 12

Franz Kieslinger, Verzeichnis der Restbestände der Sammlung Mannheimer, [S.I.], 1941, p. 20, cat. no. 105

Arno Schönberger, Meissener Porzellan mit Höroldt-Malerei, Darmstadt, 1953, p. 13, 34, n. 13

W.B. Honey, Dresden china, an introduction to the study of Meissen porcelain, London, 1954, p. 71, 183, no. 63 pl. X

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld & Erich Köllmann, Porzellan der europäischen Fabriken, Brunswick, 1956, p. 96, fig. 56

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, fig. 6

Hermann Jedding, Europäisches Porzellan, Vol. I Von den Anfängen bis 1800, Munich, 1971/1979, fig. 62

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 40-41, cat. no. 15