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An extremely rare Meissen armorial two-handled beaker from the service made for Elizabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain, Circa 1737

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Estimate:

10,000 to - 15,000 USD

An extremely rare Meissen armorial two-handled beaker from the service made for Elizabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain, Circa 1737

An extremely rare Meissen armorial two-handled beaker from the service made for Elizabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain, Circa 1737

Estimate:

10,000 to - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

75,600

USD

An extremely rare Meissen armorial two-handled beaker from the service made for Elizabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain, Circa 1737


richly decorated in enamels and gilding on each side with an elaborate crowned escutcheon bearing the arms of the Farnese family, Dukes of Parma, flanked by Chinoiserie figures standing or seated in gardens beneath a gilt scrollwork border on the gilt-edged rim, the interior, handles and footrim fully gilt, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, two dots in gilding.

Height: 2⅝ in.

6.7 cm

In overall in good condition and appearance, with three tiny flakes to gilding at interior, largest approximately 0.2 x 0.2 cm. A patch of wear to the upper section of a handle 0.5 x 0.1 cm. A few very minor scattered flakes to gilding on rim edge.


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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.

Please note that the date has been revised from circa 1735 to circa 1737.

Gift of Augustus III, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, to Elisabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain, on the occasion of his daughter's marriage to the King of Naples;

Wilhelm von Bode, Charlottenburg;

The Royal Collections of Saxon, Johanneum, Dresden (acquired from Bode in 1901);

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (no. 262 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 342 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. 1571/20);

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

Gustav E. Pazaurek, Meissner Porzellanmalerei des 18. Jahrhunderts, Stuttgart, 1929, p. 43

Franz Kieslinger, Sichergestellte Kunstwerke in den besetzten niederländischen Gebieten, Vienna, 1941, no. 373

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Der Menschheit bewahrt: Schätze der Weltkultur, exh. cat., Dresden, 1959, no. A229 or A233

Hermann Jedding, Europäisches Porzellan, Vol. I Von den Anfängen bis 1800, Munich, 1971/1979, fig. 74

Ingelore Menzhausen, Alt-Meissner Porzellan in Dresden, Berlin, 1988, p. 201, pl. 63

Günter Reinheckel, Prachtvolle Service aus Meissner Porzellan, Leipzig, 1989, pl. 42

Ulrich Pietsch, Johann Gregorius Höroldt 1696-1775 und die Meissener Porzellanmalerei, exh. cat., Dresden, 1996, nos. 163-77

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 178, cat. no. 104

Dresden, Albertinum, 1959, no. A229 or A233