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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 3

    A BÖTTGER BLACK GLAZED RED STONEWARE BALUSTER OCTAGONAL VASE AND COVER

    CIRCA 1710-12

    Price Realised  

    A BÖTTGER BLACK GLAZED RED STONEWARE BALUSTER OCTAGONAL VASE AND COVER
    CIRCA 1710-12
    Modelled by Johann Jacob Irminger with a waisted flared neck, sloping shoulder and bulbous lower part, glazed to simulate Oriental lacquer and decorated in gilding and a cold colour, the angles gilt with husks between gilt scroll borders and reddish bronzed cold colour bands, the shoulder with flowerheads at the angles above a cold colour band and paired gilt-edged cold colour foliage at the angles, the lower part with similar pendant gilt foliage and scroll borders, on a flared octagonal foot, the underside gilt, the octagonal cover with a knop finial (firing crack to foot filled, probably at time of decoration, areas of slight wear)
    5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) high


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    Also see Schwartz Porcelain, Museum für Lackkunst and Schloss Favorite bei Rastatt 2003-2004 Exhibition Catalogue (Munich, 2003), p. 165, no. 77, where Monika Kopplin mentions the present lot and illustrates the companion piece in the Baden Baden sale. Kopplin also notes that the form has been attributed to the Court Silversmith, Johann Jacob Irminger (1635-1724), and that it has been suggested that he may have taken his inspiration from the work of the Italian architect, Giovanni Giardini da Forli, but this has yet to be substantiated.

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    Provenance

    Markgräfin Caroline Luise von Baden-Durlach
    Erbprinz Carl Ludwig von Baden-Durlach (Verlassenschaft des Prinzen Carl Ludwig von Baden-Durlach, 1805-9, GLA FA 6 Person 12 II, das Naturalien Cabinett: Fein irdenes Geschirr, X.102 recto, Nr. 599: Garnitur von brauner Erde stark vergoldet, bestehend in: 1 achteckichter Kaffeekannte, 2 do Karaffen mit Kekel, 2 do Theepots mit Dekel, 2 do Zukerbüchsen mit Dekel.)
    Grossherzogliches Residenzschloss Karlsruhe (Koelitz Inv. Nr. 848)
    Markgrafen und Grossherzöge von Baden, sale Sotheby's, 7th October 1995, lot 1268 (a pair).


    Literature

    Marc Rosenberg, Die Kunstkammer im grossherzoglichen Residenzschloss zu Karlsruhe (1892), pl. 21.
    R. Rückert and J. Willsberger, Meissen Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts (Stuttgart, 1977), pl. 11c.
    Also see Schwartz Porcelain, Museum für Lackkunst and Schloss Favorite bei Rastatt 2003-2004 Exhibition Catalogue (Munich, 2003), p. 165, no. 77, where Monika Kopplin mentions the present lot and illustrates the companion piece in the Baden Baden sale, no. 77. The form has been attributed to the Court Silversmith, Johann Jacob Irminger (1635-1724), and it has been suggested that he may have taken his inspiration from the work of the Italian architect, Giovanni Giardini da Forli, but this has yet to be substantiated (see Schwartz Porcelain Exhibition Catalogue, p.