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    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 72

    A BÖTTGER CHINOISERIE WASTE-BOWL

    1722-1723, PROBABLY PAINTED BY J. G. HÖROLDT

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    A BÖTTGER CHINOISERIE WASTE-BOWL
    1722-1723, PROBABLY PAINTED BY J. G. HÖROLDT
    Painted in colors with a single Chinoiserie figure in a landscape, one side with a sage seated beside a monumental vase before a willow tree, a baying fox at the right, the other with a gentleman seated at a table before a wooden wall with a window and smoking a pipe, vases of various forms lined up along the top of the wall, a begging dog at the right, each reserved within a Böttger-lustre cartouche enriched in gilt and issuing iron-red and gilt foliate scrolls, sprays of delicate indianische Blumen separating each panel, the interior painted in iron-red with a pavilion on a peninsula and with similar flowers issuing from rockwork, reserved within an identical cartouche, the everted rim gilt
    7½ in. (19 cm.) diameter


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    The attribution to Höroldt's hand is based on similar elements found in Ulrich Pietsch's Johann Gregorius Höroldt 1696-1775, Dresden, 1996. Very similar iron-red and gilt scroll surrounds with Böttger- lustre panels can be found throughout (see p. 69, nos. 46; p. 77, no. 53), as well as colorful cloudy skies (p. 104, no. 82; p. 135, no. 110) and grassy foregrounds working their way into brown middle-grounds (p. 105, no. 82; p. 99, no. 99 and 100). The treatment of the vase in pl. no. 70 (p. 94) is also quite similar to the monumental vase in the present example.

    Provenance

    Grand Ducal Residence, Karlsruhe (Koelitz Inv. Nr. 1849).
    New Palace, Baden-Baden (Richter Inv. No. 1955a).
    The Collection of the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden; Sotheby's in the premises, vol. III: Ceramics and Glass, 8 October 1995, lot 1278.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION