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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 276

    AN OTTWEILER (NASSAU-SAABRÜCKEN) TWO-HANDLED LOBED OVAL SMALL TUREEN AND COVER

    CIRCA 1775, TUREEN WITH PUCE .NS. AND INCISED W MARK

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    AN OTTWEILER (NASSAU-SAABRÜCKEN) TWO-HANDLED LOBED OVAL SMALL TUREEN AND COVER
    CIRCA 1775, TUREEN WITH PUCE .NS. AND INCISED W MARK
    Each side of the tureen with two raised vertical panels painted with insects and edged with gilt waved borders alternating with gilt interlocking scroll borders, the central bombé panels with bouquets of fruit, the ends with up-turned pierced foliate-scroll handles, the domed cover similarly decorated below a branch handle finial, with gilt band and line borders (areas of flaking to gilt rims, tureen with small shallow rim chips, three minute chips to footrim)
    7½ in. (19 cm.) wide


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    Only about one hundred and twenty pieces of Ottweiler porcelain survive; most are in the Saarland Museum at Saarbrücken, and a small number are in private collections. This particular tureen is most unusual with it vibrant palette and bouquets of fruit and vegetables, unlike other recorded pieces which are predominately decorated with either figural or flowers. For a lobed circular tureen with similar pierced handles, see Hermann Jedding, Europäisches Porzellan (Munich, 1971), Vol. I, p. 582.

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    Provenance

    Anon., sale Metz Heidelberg, 22nd March 1997, lot 125.