• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    A VIENNA (DU PAQUIER) RECTANGULAR TEACADDY AND A GILT-METAL COVER

    CIRCA 1730, THE COVER LATER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VIENNA (DU PAQUIER) RECTANGULAR TEACADDY AND A GILT-METAL COVER
    CIRCA 1730, THE COVER LATER
    Painted in puce enriched with the Sgraffito technique with gallant musicians and companions in rural landscapes within manganese and puce line and gilt band rectangular cartouches with canted corners, the flat shoulder with dark-purple interlocking scrolling acanthus strapwork enclosing gilt palmettes at the corners, on four short tapering feet (very slight wear to gilt cartouches, one cartouche with area of wear, minor flaking to puce enamels, some wear to gilt palmettes)
    5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) high overall (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    See Johann Kräftner et al., Baroque Luxury Porcelain, The Manufacturies of Du Paquier and of Carlo Ginori in Florence Lichtenstein Museum, Vienna, 10th November 2005 - 29th January 2006 Exhibition Catalogue (Munich, 2005), p. 349, pl. 193, for a teapot painted in puce with similar figures, and where Kräftner points out that members of the Court occasionally disguised themselves as rustic farmers. He also refers to the ball at the Balhaus on 27th February 1743, where Maria Theresa is recorded as having been disguised as a country woman (see G. Mraz, Maria Theresia [Munich, 1979], p. 152).

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Siegfried Ducret Collection.


    Literature

    J.F. Hayward, Viennese Porcelain of the Du Paquier Period (London, 1952), pl. 7 (b).