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An extremely rare pair of Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue-ground beaker vases, Circa 1725

An extremely rare pair of Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue-ground beaker vases, Circa 1725

An extremely rare pair of Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue-ground beaker vases, Circa 1725

An extremely rare pair of Meissen Augustus Rex underglaze-blue-ground beaker vases, Circa 1725


each Gu-form vase reserved on the upper and lower body of the front and reverse with gilt-edged shaped panels, painted on one side, possibly by J. G. Höroldt, with Chinoiserie figures at various pursuits in landscapes or fenced gardens, and on the other side, possibly by J. E. Stadler, with pagodas or buildings and Böttger lustre-enhanced rockwork in riverscapes, the underglaze-blue and white floral and foliate patterned ground of mid-section reserved on each side with panels similarly decorated, AR marks in underglaze-blue.

Height: 10¾ in.

27.3 cm

Overall the pair of vases is in good appearance.

One vase with an L-shaped hairline crack to rim, measuring approximately 5.4 cm overall, with an associated flat restored chip to outer edge of rim, approximately 0.5 x 0.5 cm. The majority of gilding at cartouches and mid-section lost. The ghost of the gilt-outline of the flowers at the mid-section is visible.

One vase is in good condition, with only some scattered minor rubbing to gilding as visible in the illustrations. 


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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 (one vase by 1927) (nos. 171 in black and 326 in red), one vase acquired later;

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 363 (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. 1626/13);

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. 171, pl. 74-75

Franz Kieslinger, Verzeichnis der Restbestände der Sammlung Mannheimer, [S.I.], 1941, p. 25, cat. no. 184

Residenzmuseum München, Europäisches Rokoko : Kunst und Kultur des 18. Jahrhunderts, exh. cat., Munich, 1958, no. 715 a/b

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Saksisch / Dresden China 1710-1740, Amsterdam, 1962, fig. 17

Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 84-85, cat. no. 43

Munich, Residenz, 1958, no. 715 a/b