31 March 2016
A MEISSEN (AUGUSTUS REX) PORCELAIN VASE
CIRCA 1730, BLUE AR MONOGRAM MARK, INCISED DREHER'S XII TO THE FOOTRIM
Painted in bright colors and enriched in gilt with a bird perched in flowering branches of indianische Blumen, peonies and other exotic flowers issuing from pots, the mouth cut down
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
Bequest of Frances Oliver, Birmingham, 1972.
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G. Andrews & L. Cole, Porcelain from the Francis Oliver Collection, Alabama, 1980, p. 26 (illustrated on the front cover).
See Christie's, London, 14 July 2006, lot 89 for a garniture of three baluster vases of this form with flared mouth.
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