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A Böttger two-handled baluster vase

CIRCA 1725

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A Böttger two-handled baluster vase
Circa 1725
Modelled by J.J. Irminger, moulded and enriched with enamels and gilding, each handle with a scrolling leaf above a C-scroll and husk terminal, the sides with flowering shrubs issuing from green and brown mounds, a border of lambrequin ornament with gilt tassels below a band of interwoven blue ribbons enclosing gilt lozenges at the rim, the bulbous lower part with gadroons divided by flowerheads and dot ornament, the waisted foot edged with a band of gadroons divided by scrolls (shallow chip to a leaf, minute chip to one handle, some wear to gilding)
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

A similar example, with Böttger lustre decoration on the gadroons was sold in these Rooms on 17th October 1977 lot 7. For another example of this form with cold colour decoration see Ingelore Handt et Hilde Rakebrand, Meissner Porzellan des Achtzehnten Jahrhunderts (Dresden 1956), pl. 9.
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