A pair of early Meissen quadrangular vases, circa 1715-20
Lot 72
A rare pair of early Meissen quadrangular vases, circa 1715-20
£30,000 - 50,000
US$ 50,000 - 84,000
Auction Details
A pair of early Meissen quadrangular vases, circa 1715-20
Lot Details
A rare pair of early Meissen quadrangular vases, circa 1715-20
Modelled by Johann Jacob Irminger, of bulbous shape, each side with a moulded panel of alternating flowers and masquerons, the slender neck finished with two stiff leafs on each panel, the square foot slightly inverted, one of the bottles with traces of original cold decoration, 19.5cm each, (some minor restoration, minor retouching of firing cracks) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Michael Moseley Collection, sold by Sotheby's London, 16 July 1946, lot 82;
    E.A. Treherne, Esq., sold by Sotheby's London, 9 July 1957, lot 146;
    European private collection


    Similar pairs of bottles were in the sales from the Johanneum in Dresden, 12-14 October 1920, lots 119 and 120; and the Siegfried Salz Collection, Berlin, sold by Cassirer & Helbing, 26-27 March 1929, lots 171 and 172. A third pair, with traces of the original cold decoration, was in the collection of Dr. Wilhelm Dosquet-Manasse, Berlin, anonymously sold by Hans W. Lange, Berlin, 19-21 May 1941, lot 454.
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  1. Sebastian Kuhn
    Specialist - European Ceramics
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