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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 113

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN (AUGUSTUS REX) PURPLE-GROUND CHINOISERIE FLARED BEAKER-VASES

    CIRCA 1730, BLUE AR. MONOGRAM MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN (AUGUSTUS REX) PURPLE-GROUND CHINOISERIE FLARED BEAKER-VASES
    CIRCA 1730, BLUE AR. MONOGRAM MARKS
    Painted in the workshop of J.G. Höroldt, each side with a slender ogival cartouche painted with chinoiserie figures, one vase with an Oriental holding a plate and a sprig of flowers beside an infant with a fan and before a flowering tree, the other with an Oriental holding a basket on a stick before a pedestal with bowls and vases, the other vase with an Oriental lady holding a parasol before a child standing on a table playing with drapery, the other side with the rear view of an Oriental lady standing making tea beside a child with a basket on his head, all on grassy terraces with flowering plants and objects in silhouette in the foreground, within elaborate broad gilt line borders with iron-red and yellow diaper ornament divided by iron-red yellow and blue flowerheads, the flared rims with a band of gilt interlocking scrollwork, flowerheads, lines and petal ornament (both vases broken and extensively restored)
    12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high (2)


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    The lady with her back turned on one of these vases is similar in feel to a figure on sheet 98 of J.G. Höroldt's Schulz Codex, although it is difficult to be certain if this was used as the graphic source. The other figures on the vases do not appear to correspond to those found on the surviving pages of the Schulz Codex.

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    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Literature

    Pierre Verlet, Porcelaines de Saxe, Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, Exhibition Catalogue (1952), p. 18, no. 135 and pl. IV.


    Exhibited

    Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, Porcelaines de Saxe, 4th July - 1st September 1952, no. 135.