A rare Meissen bourdalou, circa 1724
Lot 14*
A rare Meissen bourdalou, circa 1724
£50,000 - 60,000
US$ 84,000 - 100,000
withdrawn
Lot Details
A rare Meissen bourdalou, circa 1724
Each side decorated with a superbly painted chinoiserie scene within a quatrelobe gilt scrollwork cartouche embellished with iron-red and purple foliate scrollwork, depicting on one side, an amorous couple in a tent observed by other figures with children and animals to one side, the reverse with ladies bathing by a pavillion accompanied by other figures and animals, each end and the handle with sprays of indianische Blumen, the interior with a similar cartouche depicting a monkey washing the feet of a seated figure, elaborate gilt scroll and strapwork borders to inside and outside rims, 22.5cm long (haircrack, gilding worn)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Franz and Margarete Oppenheimer Collection, Berlin;
    Fritz Mannheimer Collection, Amsterdam (acquired in 1936), sold by
    Fredrik Müller & Cie., Amsterdam, 14-21 October 1952, lot 310,
    Max Hoffmann Collection, Basel, sold by Christie's London, 21 November 2005, lot 10

    Literature:
    Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Margarete und Franz Oppenheimer, Meissener Porzellan (1927), no. 163, pls. 70 and 71;
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 24

    Exhibited:
    Geneva, Musée Ariana, Au pays de l'or blanc, 1999

    Similar bourdalous are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (A.L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum (2000), no. 95); in the Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim, Munich (R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan 1710-1810 (1966), no. 188); and in the North Bohemian Museum, Liberec (Reichenberg).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this lot has been withdrawn. We hope to offer it in the sale of Part II of the Marouf Collection in 2013.
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