An early Meissen vase and a later cover, ex Zwinger
Lot 63
A very rare early Meissen vase, circa 1720-30
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,606) inc. premium
Lot Details
A very rare early Meissen vase, circa 1720-30
After a model by J.J. Irminger, with scroll handles with foliate terminals, moulded with a border of entwined bands around the rim over alternating tassels, the flared lower body moulded with a band of gadroons alternating with flowers, the flared foot moulded with a band of gadroons and scrolls, embellished in coloured enamels and gilding, together with a later cover, similarly moulded with flowering branches and a gadrooned band around the finial, 33cm high (2)


  • Provenance:
    Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1670-1733), probably housed in the Japanese Palace, Dresden;
    Thence by descent in the Royal Collections of Saxony;
    Property of the Free State of Saxony, 1918;
    Restituted to the former Royal family of Saxony (Haus Wettin, Albertinische Linie e.v.) in 1924;
    Probably moved to Schloss Moritzburg, Saxony, circa 1925 (bearing the Schloss Moritzburg inventory red-lacquered nos. I.A.29a and I.A.31b);
    Property from the Royal House of Saxony, sold Sotheby's Amsterdam, 29 October 2007, lot 336
  1. Nette Megens
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