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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

similarly decorated to the preceding lot, unmarked. 

Height: 6 in.

15.3 cm

A D-shaped section of the cup has been broken and repaired. The affected section is approximately half of the circumference of the rim at widest point and curves to a point on one side. It has been in 3 sections and 2 smaller chip-parts at the rim edge. There are traces of four sets of filled-in rivet holes to the outside. There is some surface restoration at parts of lustre, and some in-fill along breaks. The foot has been in two parts and repaired.

The upper and central band of the stem has had gilding re-applied since the 2000 catalogue illustration. The overall visual impression of the goblet is good. 

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Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (no. 76 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 211 (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. 1616/35);

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. 76, pl. 26

Franz Kieslinger, Verzeichnis der Restbestände der Sammlung Mannheimer, [S.I.], 1941, p. 21, cat. no. 124

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

Only five or six pieces of Meissen porcelain painted in this distinctive famille verte style appear to be recorded. A (K.P.M) teapot was in the collections of Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild, Berlin, sold, Hermann Ball & Paul Graupe, Berlin, March 23-25, 1931, lot 483; and Otto and Magdalena Blohm, New York, illustrated in Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as collected by Otto Blohm, 1953, no. 21, pl. 6., sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, July 5, 1960, lot 137. An (M.P.M) teapot of the same form was in the collection of Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer, Dresden, illustrated in Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Porzellansammlung Gustav von Klemperer, 1928, cat. no. 107. It subsequently entered the Ralph Wark Collection, Florida and in 2012 the teapot was restituted to the heirs of Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer and was sold at Bonhams London, November 26, 2014, lot 176. A third goblet, the only other example recorded, is in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden, inv. no. PE 618. illustrated in Otto Walcha, Meissner Porzellan, 1973, pl. 46.

A recently traced Meissen octagonal sugar box, which was in the Sir Bernard Eckstein Collection, sold, Sotheby's London, May 31, 1949, lot 127, and acquired by Asprey, probably represents a sixth piece painted in this rare pattern.

The form may derive from a Chinese Kangxi blue and white porcelain prototype, examples of which were in the collection of Augustus the Strong and remain in Dresden today, inv. nos. PO 2386/2387. The form also exists in Japanese Kakiemon porcelain, and three are in the historic collection at Burghley House, Peterborough, inv. no. CER0488/0083.