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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 119

    A VIENNA PORCELAIN GOLD-GROUND CAMPANA VASE AND STAND

    1828-9, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARKS AND DATE CODES 828 AND 829, PAINTER'S NUMBER 137. FOR JOSEF GEYER, IMPRESSED 25. TO VASE, IMPRESSED W TO STAND FOR EMBOSSER JOHANN DANDL, INCISED H9. AND PAINTED NUMERALS

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    A VIENNA PORCELAIN GOLD-GROUND CAMPANA VASE AND STAND
    1828-9, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARKS AND DATE CODES 828 AND 829, PAINTER'S NUMBER 137. FOR JOSEF GEYER, IMPRESSED 25. TO VASE, IMPRESSED W TO STAND FOR EMBOSSER JOHANN DANDL, INCISED H9. AND PAINTED NUMERALS
    Painted with a continuous frieze of garden flowers between matt-gold sections tooled with palmettes (chipping around socle with associated areas of retouching to gilding, minute restuck chip to corner of plinth, some wear)
    18¾ in. (47.7 cm.) high


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    Josef Geyer painted flowers at Vienna from 1803 to 1836. For a similar vase painted by Joseph Nigg, see Samuel Wittwer, Rafinesse & Eleganz, Königliche Porzellane des Frühen 19. Jahrhunderts aus der Twinight Collection, New York (Munich, 2007), cat. no. 82. See also Folnesics & Braun, Geschichte der K. K. Wiener Porzellan-Manufaktur (Vienna, 1907), pl. XXIX for an example in the K.K. Österreichisches Museum, für Kunst und Industrie, attributed to Nigg.

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    Provenance

    By family repute gifted to the Mirosevic-Sorkocevic family from Franz I, Emperor of Austria (1768-1835)
    And thence by descent to the father of the current owner, Niko Mirosevic-Sorkocevic, Ambassador to the Vatican for the Kingdom of Yugoslavia during World War II (with N. Mirosevic-Sorgo collection labels).