31 March 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,625
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A MEISSEN (AUGUSTUS REX) PORCELAIN VASE
CIRCA 1730, BLUE AR MONOGRAM MARK, INCISED DREHER'S XII TO THE FOOTRIM
Painted in bright colors and enriched in gilt with a bird perched in flowering branches of indianische Blumen, peonies and other exotic flowers issuing from pots, the mouth cut down
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
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See Christie's, London, 14 July 2006, lot 89 for a garniture of three baluster vases of this form with flared mouth.
Bequest of Frances Oliver, Birmingham, 1972.
G. Andrews & L. Cole, Porcelain from the Francis Oliver Collection, Alabama, 1980, p. 26 (illustrated on the front cover).
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