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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    A SILVER-MOUNTED VIENNA (DU PAQUIER) SMALL TANKARD (WALZENKRUG)

    THE PORCELAIN 1725-1730, THE COVER WITH MARK OF F. FRANZ RUMWOLF FOR 1820.

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED VIENNA (DU PAQUIER) SMALL TANKARD (WALZENKRUG)
    The porcelain 1725-1730, the cover with mark of F. Franz Rumwolf for 1820.
    Cylindrical with strap handle, painted with a continuous Chinoiserie landscape in strong black enriched in gilt, the spiral-molded domed cover inset with a coin, one side with a portrait of Maria-Theresia with maker's initials S.F. and inscribed around the circumfrence R.IMP.HU.BO.REG.M.THERESIA A. D. G, the reverse with the double-headed eagle and arms of Austria and inscribed around the circumfrence BURG.CO.TYR.17 AO. X ARCHID. AVST. DUX</I>
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high overall


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    See J. F. Hayward, Weiner Porzellan, Vienna, 1970, plate 28a and Sammlung Karl Mayer, 1928, abb. 3 for similarly painted examples; also Elizabeth Sturm-Bednarczyk, Claudius Innocentius du Paquier, Wiener Porzellan de Früzeit 1718-1744, Vienna, 1994, pp. 60-61, cat. no. 49 for a similarly painted silver-gilt mounted tankard, the pavilions also with scale-pattern roof tiles.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS (LOTS 131-140)