Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

Sammlung Oppenheimer | Important Meissen Porcelain

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Four Meissen beakers, Circa 1728

Auction Closed

September 14, 05:54 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Details


Four Meissen beakers, Circa 1728

each painted with continuous scene of figures at various pursuits in a garden setting between a gilt gadrooned foot and a gilt flowerhead and scrollwork border around the rim, the moulded feet richly gilt, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, numeral 1., 1., 2., or 4 in gilding.

Height: 3⅜ in.

8.5 cm

Dr. Fritz Clemm, Berlin (at least two by 1906), sale, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, November 31-December 2, 1907, lot 74, pl. 9;

Margarethe (née Knapp, 1878-1949) and Dr. Franz (1871-1950) Oppenheimer, Berlin & Vienna, bearing label (by 1927) (nos. 172-175 in black);

Dr. Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), Amsterdam & Paris, inv. no. Por. 311 a/d (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. 1616/23);

Repatriated from the above to Holland between 1945 and 1949;

Loaned by the Dutch state to the Kunstmuseum Den Haag by 1953;

Restituted by the above to the heirs of Margarethe and Franz Oppenheimer in 2021

Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein, Ausstellung von Werken alter Kunst aus dem Privatbesitz der Mitglieder des Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Vereins, 27. Januar bis 4. März 1906...Illustrierter Katalog, exh. cat., Berlin, 1906, p. 97, no. 445 (two)

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Margarete und Franz Oppenheimer. Meissener Porzellan, Berlin, 1927, nos. 172-175, pl. 76

Berlin, Gräflich Redernsches Palais, 1906, no. 445 (two)
Most recently a beaker of this type painted with a continuous Chinoiserie scene was sold at Sotheby's London, June 9, 2015, lot 6, illustrated in Ulrich Pietsch, Preziosen, einer süddeutschen Kunstsammlung, 2001, p. 40; a further beaker was in the Marouf Collection, illustrated in Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen, 2010, p. 72, no. 28. A particularly close example from the Irwin Untermyer Collection is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 64.101.162, illustrated in Hackenbroch, 1956, pl. 82, fig. 119.