View full screen - View 1 of Lot 4. An extremely rare Böttger enamelled and gilt black-glazed red stoneware tankard, with silver-gilt mount, Circa 1711-15, the mounts Abraham III Warnberger, Augsburg, 1732-34.
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An extremely rare Böttger enamelled and gilt black-glazed red stoneware tankard, with silver-gilt mount, Circa 1711-15, the mounts Abraham III Warnberger, Augsburg, 1732-34

An extremely rare Böttger enamelled and gilt black-glazed red stoneware tankard, with silver-gilt mount, Circa 1711-15, the mounts Abraham III Warnberger, Augsburg, 1732-34

An extremely rare Böttger enamelled and gilt black-glazed red stoneware tankard, with silver-gilt mount, Circa 1711-15, the mounts Abraham III Warnberger, Augsburg, 1732-34

An extremely rare Böttger enamelled and gilt black-glazed red stoneware tankard, with silver-gilt mount, Circa 1711-15, the mounts Abraham III Warnberger, Augsburg, 1732-34


cold-painted and gilded, in the workshop of and probably by Martin Schnell, around the black-glazed exterior of the cylindrical body with two cranes before buildings in a rocky landscape, figures of a lady and four children, one carried on the back of another, flowering prunus and chrysanthemum issuing from rockwork and a group of scrolls standing in a pot near a rectangular box, the flattened handle with band of pendant calyces, mounted with a hinged silver-gilt cover with a pierced cartouche-shaped thumbpiece, the finial formed as a bunch of grapes resting in a bed of leaves within a chased border of strapwork suspending further bunches of grapes, mount with maker's mark AW as ligature in an oval for Abraham III Warnberger(1670-1753).

Height: 7⅞ in.

20 cm

The tankard in overall good condition. Some rubbing to gilding below the rim. The cold painted decoration with some areas of flaking and retouching.

The mount in good condition.


For further information please contact oppenheimer@sothebys.com; +1 212 894 1442.


For a more detailed discussion of the condition of the cold painted decoration please contact Richard Hird, richard.hird@sothebys.com; + 1 212 894 1442


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.

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna (by 1927) (no. 35 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, Inv. No. Por. 177 (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. 2367/13);

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. 35, pl. 9

Franz Kieslinger, Sichergestellte Kunstwerke in den besetzten niederländischen Gebieten, Vienna, no 346

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld & Erich Köllmann, Porzellan der europäischen Fabriken, Brunswick, 1956, p. 47, fig. 18

W. Holzhausen, 'De Dresdense barok in het Rijksmuseum', Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum, No. 8, 1960, fig. 7

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, fig. 3

Siegfried Ducret, Deutsches Porzellan und deutsche Fayencen mit Wien. Zürich. Nylon, Baden-Baden, 1962, pl. 2

Peter Wilhelm Meister & Horst Reber, Europäisches Porzellan, Fribourg, 1980, fig. 1

Rolf Sonnemann & Eberhard Wächtler (eds.), Johann Friedrich Böttger. Die Erfindung des europäischen Porzellans, Leipzig/Stuttgart, 1982, fig. 124 (color)

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 23-25, cat. no. 5