A rare Meissen waste bowl, circa 1722
Lot 80
A rare Meissen waste bowl, circa 1722
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000
Auction Details
A rare Meissen waste bowl, circa 1722 A rare Meissen waste bowl, circa 1722 A rare Meissen waste bowl, circa 1722
Lot Details
A rare Meissen waste bowl, circa 1722
Each side decorated with a chinoiserie scene within a gilt scrollwork and Böttger lustre cartouche edged with iron-red scrollwork, depicting a figure seated by a vase with a dog, and another, smoking a pipe, seated by a table, the sides with a flower spray and insects, the inside with an iron-red Oriental landscape within a similar cartouche, gilt-edged rim, 18.9cm diam.; 7.9cm high


  • Provenance:
    Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden (1826-1907);
    Thence by descent;
    The Collections of the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden, sold by Sotheby's Baden-Baden, 7 October 1995, lot 1278

    Karl Koelitz, Beschriebendes Inventar der Allerhöchsten Privatsammlung kunstgewerblicher Gegenstände (unpublished ms, Karlsruhe, 1883), inv. no. 1849;
    Richter, Inventar des Zähringer Museums (unpublished ms, Baden-Baden, 1919), inv. no. 1955a

    Karlsruhe, Zähringer Museum, Grand Ducal Residence, from 1879;
    Baden-Baden, Zähringer Museum, Neues Schloss, ca. 1960-93

    This rare early Meissen waste bowl was probably part either of the celebrated collection of the Margravine Sybilla Augusta of Baden-Baden (1675-1733) in Schloss Favorite, or that of Margravine Magdalena Wilhelmina of Baden-Durlach (1677-1742). Both collections were eventually inherited by the Margravine Caroline Luise of Baden-Durlach (1723-83), who displayed the historic porcelain collection as part of her Naturalia Cabinet in the Karlsruhe Residence. The collection was publicly exhibited from 1879 in the same rooms in the Grand Ducal Residence in Karlsruhe that had contained the Naturalia Cabinet, and it was listed in an inventory in 1883 by Karl Koelitz. From 1919, much of the service was moved to the Neues Schloss, Baden-Baden, and from around 1960 was on public display as part of the Zähringer Museum.
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