A very rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted ewer, circa 1728
Lot 14*
A very rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted ewer, circa 1728
Sold for £84,050 (US$ 139,680) inc. premium
Lot Details
A very rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted ewer, circa 1728
The cylindrical body on a flared, silver-gilt-mounted foot, the tapering neck with a pointed spout and scroll handle, superbly painted, probably by J.G. Höroldt, with a continuous chinoiserie scene depicting a figure carried on a palanquin, flanked by other groups of figures, animals and birds and flowers in vases and issuing from rockwork, above a band of gilt foliate scrollwork, the neck with similar decoration, the footrim with a burnished gilt band, the silver-gilt cover chased with bands of scroll- and strapwork on a matted ground and struck with town mark for Augsburg and EA for Elias Adam, 23cm high (haircrack to base of handle, minor wear to gilding)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 2 December 2008, lot 35

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 25

    A similar silver-mounted ewer was sold by Christie's London, 28 March 1977, lot 15, and again on 8 July 2002, lot 11. Two undecorated ewer of this form are in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim (published by R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan 1710-1810 (1966), nos. 22 and 23. Another example, decorated in gilding in Augsburg, is in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin (published by S. Bursche, Meissen Steinzeug und Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts (1980), no. 127.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the estimate is £80,000-£100,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
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