A Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1745
Lot 106
A Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1745
£6,000 - 10,000
US$ 9,800 - 16,000

Lot Details
A Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1745
Each side painted with a landscape vignette with birds perched on leafy branches, and scattered insects, gilt borders, the cover with similar insects and applied with a finial in the form of a flower spray, 41cm high, AR mark in underglaze-blue (restored) (2)

Footnotes

  • The Kingfisher depicted perched on a branch is after plate 54 of Eleazar Albin's "A Natural History of Birds", 2nd edition, published in London in 1738; see T.H. Clarke, Das Northumberland-Service aus Meissener Porzellan, in Keramos 70 (October 1975), ill. 163. A similar depiction of a Kingfisher on an AR-marked Meissen vase, then in the collection of Robert von Hirsch, Basel, is illustrated by Clarke (ill. 164).
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