A very rare Meissen écuelle and cover from the Swan service, circa 1740
Lot 57*
A very rare Meissen écuelle and cover from the Swan service, circa 1740
Sold for £97,250 (US$ 162,688) inc. premium
Lot Details
A very rare Meissen écuelle and cover from the Swan service, circa 1740
Modelled by J.F. Eberlein and J.J. Kaendler, the deep oval shell-moulded form with a domed cover surmounted by a swan garlanded with flowers by three putti, both painted around the gilt-edged rims with scattered indianische Blumen, the cover with the arms of Brühl and Kolowrat-Krakowska on both sides, 21.5cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue (one putto's head restored) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Marianne and Hans Krieger Collection

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung (1994), no. 79;
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 65;
    U. Pietsch/C. Banz, Triumph der blauen Schwertern (2010), cat. no. 260

    Exhibited:
    Lübeck, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Lübeck - St. Annen-Museum, Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung, 14 November 1993-31 January 1994;
    Aachen, Museum der Stadt Aachen - Couven Museum, Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung, 26 February 1994-30 April 1994;
    Dresden, Japanisches Palais, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Porzllansammlung im Zwinger, Triumph der blauen Schwerter. Meissener Porzellan für Adel und Bürgertum 1710-1815, 8 May-29 August 2010

    Other examples of this form are in the Dresden Porzellansammlung and in the Detroit Institute of Arts; see U. Pietsch, Schwanenservice Meissener Porzellan für Heinrich Graf von Brühl (2000), no. 20.

Saleroom notices

  • There has been some damage and restoration to the modelled finial not listed in the catalogue
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