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A Vienna (Du Paquier) rectangular inkstand, 1725-30

Auction Closed

July 6, 02:09 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details


A Vienna (Du Paquier) rectangular inkstand


of stepped form, with canted corners, the upper part pierced with two circular apertures containing an ink-well and pounce-pot, flanking a recess for a separate taperstick in the form of a crouching magot bearing a nozzle moulded with overlapping leaves, the front pierced with a frieze of seven draped putti and flowers, the quill tray surmounted by two seated dogs of Fo, supported by eleven flowerhead pad feet

21 cm., 8 1/4 in. wide

16 cm., 6 1/4 in. high, 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. deep


Leopold and Ruth Blumka collection, New York.

With C. Bednarczyk, Vienna.

Private Collection

Erich Strohmer and Walter Nowak, Alterwiener Porzellan, Vienna, 1950, pl. 3 (mistakenly credited as the property of the Museums der Stadt Wien)

Elisabeth Sturm-Bednarczyk, et al., Claudius Innocentius du Paquier Wiener Porzellan der Frühzeit 1718-1744, Vienna, 1994, p. 126, pl. 146.