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An extremely rare Meissen famille verte goblet, Circa 1725

An extremely rare Meissen famille verte goblet, Circa 1725

An extremely rare Meissen famille verte goblet, Circa 1725

An extremely rare Meissen famille verte goblet, Circa 1725


the bell-shaped bowl supported by a cylindrical knopped stem on a domed foot, decorated in an atypical palette of enamels, gilding and Böttger lustre with three robed figures of ladies standing in a fenced garden, two before a screen and the third carrying a small child in her arms, the stem with a running child flying a kite, the foot and the interior of the rim each with a demi-flowerhead and foliate border, unmarked. 

Height: 6 in.

15.3 cm

Overall the goblet is in good appearance. There is a small D-shaped part of the rim which has been restored, measuring approximately 2.6 cm wide x 0.5 cm at deepest point, with some associated re-gilding to the rim at this area. There is some rubbing to the gilding at the central band of the stem, and some scattered flaking at the band on the foot, as visible in the illustrations. Overall the enamels and lustre are in good order and vibrant. To the large lustre panel, a small flake at the top edge fluoresces under a UV which could be restoration. 


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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.

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (remnants of no. 77 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 212 (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. 1616/36);

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. 77, pl. 26

Franz Kieslinger, Verzeichnis der Restbestände der Sammlung Mannheimer, [S.I.], 1941, p. 21, cat. no. 125

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, fig. 15

Hermann Jedding, Europäisches Porzellan, Vol. I Von den Anfängen bis 1800, Munich, 1971/1969, fig. 61

Peter Wilhelm Meister & Horst Reber, Europäisches Porzellan, Fribourg, 1980, fig. 8

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 46-47, cat. no. 19