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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 101

    A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND MILK-JUG AND A TEABOWL

    THE MILK JUG CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, GILDER'S D.; THE TEABOWL CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK AND GILDER'S H. PRESSNUMMER 66 OR 99, THE PAINTING ATTRIBUTED TO JOHANN GEORGE HEINTZE

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND MILK-JUG AND A TEABOWL
    THE MILK JUG CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, GILDER'S D.; THE TEABOWL CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK AND GILDER'S H. PRESSNUMMER 66 OR 99, THE PAINTING ATTRIBUTED TO JOHANN GEORGE HEINTZE
    The pear-shaped jug with gilt acanthus-molded spout and upright C-scroll handle, painted front and back with quayside views reserved within quatrefoil gilt cartouches, the rim enriched in gilt, with paper label inscribed LON 97; the teabowl with a continuous European landscape and harbor view above two concentric iron-red lines, the interior with a similar vignette
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) high, the milk jug (2)


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    For a slightly larger turquoise-ground jug of similar form with variant decoration previously in the collections of Baroness Renée de Becker and Mr. and Mrs. Deane Johnson, see Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 9 December 1972, lot 39.

    The teapot, waste-bowl and a cup and saucer from the service to which the present teabowl belongs is in the collection of Mrs. C.B. (Bessie) Stout, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee. See The Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain, Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida, 1984, p. 147, nos. 221-224 for similarly decorated wares, the painting attributed to Heintze.

    Provenance

    C.H. Fisher, Dresden; J. M. Heberle, Cologne, 24 October 1906, lot 549 (the milk-jug).
    The Conrad Collection, San Francisco (the milk-jug).
    Mrs. Robert Nicholls (the milk-jug).
    With J. Polar Antiques, San Francisco, 1989 (the teabowl).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS