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A very rare pair of Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue-ground beaker vases, Circa 1725-30

A very rare pair of Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue-ground beaker vases, Circa 1725-30

A very rare pair of Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue-ground beaker vases, Circa 1725-30

A very rare pair of Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue-ground beaker vases, Circa 1725-30


each Gu-shaped vase painted on either side, in the manner of J. E. Stadler, with figures and birds within gilt foliate scroll-edged shaped panels reserved above and below the slightly swelling mid-sections similarly decorated with figural vignettes, AR mark in underglaze-blue, Hausmarschallamt number III, numeral 349 or 350 in black enamel.

Height: 13⅞ in.

35.4 cm

One vase with a very minor old shallow 0.5 cm chip to the upper rim edge. This vase also with some dry patches to the glaze on one upper panel. The other vase in good condition. 


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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, Residenzschloss, Dresden, Turmzimmer;

Thence by descent in the Royal Collections of Saxony;

Property of the Free State of Saxony, 1918;

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

Possibly exchanged with the Wettin family and by whom sold shortly thereafter;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (no. 236 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 337 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. 1627/2);

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

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 71, cat. no. 35