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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 223

    A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI ROYAL FLARED BEAKER VASE

    CIRCA 1715, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, DREHER'S MARK .. TO FOOTRIM

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI ROYAL FLARED BEAKER VASE
    CIRCA 1715, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, DREHER'S MARK .. TO FOOTRIM
    Applied with female masks supported by scrolls and with shell headdresses, surrounded by with trailing fruiting vine branches, gilded at Augsburg in the Seuter workshop with scattered butterflies and insects below scrollwork, the footrim and interior with gilt bands, the moulded and applied decoration enriched in gilding, a section of the rim restored, some chipping to applied ornament and rubbing to gilding
    11 in. (27.9 cm.) high


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    For beaker vases of similar form, see R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966), pl. 13, nos. 31 & 32. See also Rolf Sonnemann and Eberherd Wächtler et al., Johann Friedrich Böttger (Leipzig, 1982), no. 202 for a vase with similar masks and moulded with fruiting vine decorated in couloured enamels.

    Christian III was Duke of Zweibrücken from 1731-1735, and married Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken.

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    Provenance

    The Royal Collection of Bavaria.