31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 4,500
A PAIR OF MEISSEN BEAKER-VASES EMBLEMATIC OF SUMMER AND AUTUMN
CIRCA 1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, PRESSNUMMER 21 TO VASE EMBLEMATIC OF AUTUMN
With flared upper parts, swelling central sections and slightly flared lower parts, the vase emblematic of Summer applied with branches of fruiting cherry entwined with peas, a flowering and fruiting strawberry plant, a putto with a sickle clutching a tied sheaf of wheat and flowers and with bees, a caterpillar and a grasshopper, the other with fruiting vine, a bird pecking at a bunch of grapes, a Bacchic putto drinking from a goblet and two bees, both painted with a butterfly and scattered insects, gilt line rims (restoration to both vases, figures, fruit, flowers, corn, bird, insects and foliage, one bee with part of head lacking)
13 in. (33 cm.) high (2)
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A similar pair were sold by Christie's New York on 23rd April 1998, lot 240.
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF AXEL GUTTMANN, SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS