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An extremely rare Meissen jug and hinged cover, Circa 1722-23

An extremely rare Meissen jug and hinged cover, Circa 1722-23

An extremely rare Meissen jug and hinged cover, Circa 1722-23

An extremely rare Meissen jug and hinged cover, Circa 1722-23


the decoration attributed to Johann Christoph Horn, painted in underglaze-blue and enamels with a seated woman nursing an infant, a child clinging to her shoulder and a figure presenting a second infant, flanked by figures before flowering branches issuing from pierced rockwork, either seated on a carpet, taking tea and engaged in conversation or standing holding the cover of a smoking brazier, the cover with a small bird perched upon further pierced rockwork issuing flowers, rosette and 'kite' mark in underglaze-blue.

Height: 8¼ in.

21 cm

Overall the piece is in good appearance and condition. There is some faint kiln speckling to areas of the jug and the handle, as mentioned by den Blaauwen in the 2000 Rijksmuseum catalogue. The enamelled fixtures on the hinged mount are probably replacements.


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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.


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OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (no. 245 in red);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 255 (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. 1600/14);

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

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, fig. 12

Ingelore Menzhausen, 'Höroldt und sein "Seminarium": Meissen 1720 bis 1730', Keramos, No. 120, 1988, p. 8

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 62-63, cat. no. 32

Ulrich Pietsch & Claudia Banz, Triumph of the blue swords: Meissen porcelain for aristocracy and bourgeoisie 1720-1815, exh. cat., Dresden, 2010, no. 70

Elfriede Langeloh, 100 Jahre Porzellane und Fayencen des 18. Jahrhunderts, Weinheim/Neustadt, 2019, p. 567, abb. 426

Dresden, Japanese Palace, 2010, no. 70