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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 50

    A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI CHINOISERIE BOTTLE-VASE

    CIRCA 1725, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, TRACES OF LUSTRED LETTERS AND NUMERALS

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    A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI CHINOISERIE BOTTLE-VASE
    CIRCA 1725, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, TRACES OF LUSTRED LETTERS AND NUMERALS
    Of octagonal section and teardrop form, decorated in the workshop of Elizabeth Wald with vignettes of figures at various pursuits with two bands of lesser vignettes further up the neck, divided by gilt scroll work, alternating with vertical bands with gilt purple and iron-red scroll, dot and geometric ornament, two chips to footrim, some slight wear
    9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high


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    Two similarly decorated bottles with decoration attributed to Augsburg and dated 1730 can be seen in R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966), nos. 115 and 116.
    A related example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is illustrated in 'German Porcelain', Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, p. 22

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Reichert, Munich.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the neck has been cracked, restored with a section replaced to the rim. The estimate has been lowered to 4000-6000 GBP.