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A MEISSEN PORCELAIN GREEN-MOSÄIK WÄRMECLOCKE
A MEISSEN PORCELAIN GREEN-MOSÄIK WÄRMECLOCKE

CIRCA 1760-1770, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A MEISSEN PORCELAIN GREEN-MOSÄIK WÄRMECLOCKE
CIRCA 1760-1770, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
Painted with bouquets of flowers and butterflies, with gilt-outlined cartouches of Preuszisch-musikalisches Dessin in relief and a border of green scales, applied with a sliced lemon finial
11¼ in. (28.8 cm.) diameter
Provenance
E. Gutmann, Berlin.
F.B.E. Gutmann, Heemstede.
With J.W. Bhler, Munich, 1942.
With K. Haberstock, Berlin, 1942.
The Instituut Collectie Nederland (earlier the Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit, no. NK3195/R.B.K. 1969-B, on loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1969).
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1972 until restituted to Gutmann's heirs in 2002.
The Gutmann Collection; Christie's, Amsterdam, 13 May 2003, lot 49.
Literature
A.L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Zwolle, 2000, p. 334, no. 239 and ill. p. 336.

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The Preuszisch-musikalisches Dessin dates from 1761 and was probably designed by the modeler Friedrich Elias Meyer. It consists of cartouches with rocaille outlines, in which flowers alternate with trophies, musical and astronomical instruments in low relief. The service on which this pattern was first used was intended for Frederick II of Prussia and painted, in contrast to the present service, in red and gold with flowers and with gold trellis on a red ground between the cartouches. Because this service was later owned by Frederick's general Von Möllendorf, it is also known as the Möllendorf service. Parts of the service with the green scales are to be found in the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, the Museum für Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt (including another Wärmclocke) and in the Museum der Kunst Leipzig.

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