Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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An extremely rare Meissen blue-tinted beaker vase, Circa 1727-30

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


50,000 - 70,000 USD

Lot Details


An extremely rare Meissen blue-tinted beaker vase, Circa 1727-30

applied with two white meandering fruiting grape vines, painted, in the manner of J. E. Stadler, on the front or reverse with a scene within a fenced garden, one with two figures fending off a dragon beneath a second dragon in flight above, and the other with a seated figure and a boy flying a small tethered dragon beneath a phoenix in flight, the moulded foot with a band of narrow gilt scrollwork, crossed swords mark in blue enamel.

Height: 9¼ in.

23.5 cm

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (no. 256 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 339 (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. 1593/2);

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

Franz Kieslinger, Sichergestellte Kunstwerke in den besetzten niederländischen Gebieten, Vienna, 1941, no. 312

Irwin Untermyer & Yvonne Hackenbroch, Meissen and Other Continental Porcelain, Faience and Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, London, 1956, p.130

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, fig. 11

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 74-75, cat. no. 37

Ulrich Pietsch & Claudia Banz, Triumph of the blue swords: Meissen porcelain for aristocracy and bourgeoisie 1720-1815, exh. cat., Dresden, 2010, no. 232

Dresden, Japanese Palace, 2010, no. 232