5 July 2004
A pair of Meissen Hausmalerei chinoiserie two-handled beakers from the 'Hosennestel service'
CIRCA 1731, EACH WITH GILT MONOGRAM FOR SABINA AUFFENWERTH
Painted at Augsburg by Sabina Auffenwerth with Orientals trimming a candle and smoking, tending a brazier and holding a parasol, a sage before a fire with two attendants and a man with a fan seated before a table, an attendant behind him with a draped pole on terraces with fences and flowering plants on elaborate iron-red, purple and gilt diaper-pattern and scroll supports, beneath a band of interlocking scrollwork and flanked by individual gilt chinoiserie figures with censers, a parasol, a fan, birds and wands on taselled supports and beneath canopies, the scroll handles gilt and with indianische Blumen beneath, the interiors with strapwork and the rims with a band of interlocking gilt scrolls, gilt line rims (one with crack to base of one handle and footrim chip, slight rubbing to gilt rims and handles) (2)
Presumably painted by Sabina Auffenwerth on the occasion of her marriage on 13th December 1731 to Isaac Heinrich Hosennestel.
The collection of Mrs. Mary Lees Johnston, her sale, Sotheby's 7th November 1972, lot 131.
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T.H. Clarke, 'Eine Meissen-Entdeckung - Sabina Auffenwerth in Augsburg', Keramos, April 1973, p. 30, no. 15.
See T.H. Clarke, loc. cit, pp. 17-39 for a full discussion of the Hosennestel Service and the work of Sabina Auffenwerth.
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