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A MEISSEN (AUGUSTUS REX) BLUE AND WHITE CHINOISERIE BALUSTER VASE AND COVER

CIRCA 1725, BLUE AR MONOGRAM MARK, 310 INVENTORY NUMBER

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A MEISSEN (AUGUSTUS REX) BLUE AND WHITE CHINOISERIE BALUSTER VASE AND COVER
CIRCA 1725, BLUE AR MONOGRAM MARK, 310 INVENTORY NUMBER
With a high domed foot, bulbous body, tall tapering cylindrical neck and stepped cover, the body painted with two Orientals, one holding a parasol, on a fenced terrace beside rockwork issuing luxuriant flowering plants and with birds and moths in flight, the neck similarly decorated but without figures, with stepped blue bands between the sections, the top of the neck and foot with flowering plants and moths, the cover with rockwork and flowering plants (cover with extended firing crack and minute loss to inner flange)
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high
Provenance
A Private European Collection, sale Christie's, London, 28th March 1977, lot 49
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 17th and 18th October 1988, lot 377
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 21st September 1992, lot 104
With Armin B. Allen, New York, October 1992
Literature
M. Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain 1710-50 (London, 2008), p. 202, where this vase is discussed in note 1.
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Lot Essay

The pendant vase (which bears a similar indistinct 31[0?] black inventory number) was sold by Christie's in the same 1977 sale (lot 49), by Sotheby's in the same 1988 sale (lot 378) and by Christie's New York on 24th November 1998, lot 26, and it is now in the Arnhold Collection, New York, see Maureen Cassidy-Geiger ibid. (London, 2008), pp. 202-3, no. 21. Another vase decorated en suite (P.E. 7150, lacking a cover) is in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden, see Klaus-Peter Arnold et. al., Meissen Blaumalerei aus Drei Jahrhunderten, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Exhibition Catalogue (Leipzig, 1989), p. 147, no. 35. Cassidy-Geiger points out that the 310 inventory number does not correspond to the 1770 Inventarium, which lists six blue and white teacaddies under 310, but instead the vases are listed under nos. 318-32. For a discussion of the inventory, see Claus Bolz, 'Japanisches Palais-Inventar 1770 und Turmzimmer-Inventar 1769' Keramos, No. 153, July 1996, pp. 83-86.
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