Flaschenvase
Lot 29
A rare Meissen 'Augustus Rex' bottle vase circa 1730
Sold for £132,000 (US$ 211,246) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Meissen 'Augustus Rex' bottle vase
circa 1730
Painted in gilding and enamels with two birds amidst abundant indianische Blumen, including peonies, prunus and chrysanthemums, issuing from a seeded ground, a butterfly to the reverse and scattered blooms to the neck below a turquoise marbled band reserved with chrysanthemum-heads, 22cm high, AR monogram in underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's mark of a cross (Rückert 1996, pl. 7, no. 8)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sydney J. Lamon Collection, New York, Christie's London, 29 November 1973, lot 13;
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 2 March 1993, lot 278;
    Acquired in the above sale

    Literature:
    Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 138

    Exhibited:
    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1999-2009

    A similar vase from a Swiss private collection was sold at Christie's London, 11 December 2007, lot 59. A similar vase, together with two slightly smaller, is in the Arnhold Collection, New York (Cassidy-Geiger 2008, nos. 17a-c, where the author notes that the shape was devised for the decoration of the Japanese Palace).
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