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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 29

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN KAKIEMON FLARED BEAKER-VASES

    CIRCA 1725, BLUE KITE MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN KAKIEMON FLARED BEAKER-VASES
    CIRCA 1725, BLUE KITE MARKS
    Each with a flared upper part, swelling central section and slightly flared lower part, painted by J.E. Stadler, each section with a continuous band of flowering plants issuing from rockwork, striped fences and birds and insects in flight divided by underglaze blue lines, the flared rims with an underglaze blue band of flowerheads and foliage enriched in gilding (one with restored crack to rim and minute chip to underside)
    12 3/8 in. (31.3 cm.) high (2)


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    Similar vases from the Royal Collection, Dresden, were sold by Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, on 7th October 1919, lot 219 (pl. 14). For a pair of vases of the same form with the same underglaze blue border in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, see Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, 2000), pp. 40-41, no. 15. For another pair of very similar form painted by Stadler, also in the Rijksmuseum, see A. Den Blaauwen, ibid, p. 71, no. 35.

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    Provenance

    With J.J. Klejman Gallery, New York, January 1952 ($400)
    Frederick J. and Antoinette H. Van Slyke Collection, sale Sotheby's New York, 26th September 1989, lot 16.


    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Exhibited

    The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (anonymous loan), 30th March 1964 - 2nd October 1969.