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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND BARREL AND A COVER ON A MEISSEN ARMORIAL TRIANGULAR BASE MADE FOR COUNT BRUHL

    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO BASE OF STAND

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND BARREL AND A COVER ON A MEISSEN ARMORIAL TRIANGULAR BASE MADE FOR COUNT BRUHL
    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO BASE OF STAND
    The barrel moulded and gilt with ribs between the ground reserved with eight quatrefoil panels painted with harbour scenes, the ends painted with quaysides with figures among barrels and packages and before buildings within gilt circular panels with gilt scrolling foliage borders, one end mounted with a gilt-metal tap, the cover formed as a Bacchic putto with fruiting vine about his waist and head and holding up a bunch of grapes, the triangular shaped base on three scroll-moulded feet applied with scantily draped figures with striped drapery, the front moulded with a cartouche painted with the coat of arms of Count Brühl and his wife Franziska von Kolowrat-Krakowska, on a ground of gilt scrolling foliage, the sides painted in purpurmalerei with figures, dancing and drinking in landscape vignettes (very minor wear to gilding on barrel, restoration to putto, the base with restoration to legs and feet of figures, one leg broken and restuck, restoration to top suface and one side, crack to base)
    15 in. (38.1 cm.) high overall (3)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF AXEL GUTTMANN, SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS