An extremely rare Meissen two-handled jar and cover, late 1720s
Lot 6
An extremely rare Meissen two-handled jar and cover, late 1720s
Sold for £42,050 (US$ 65,944) inc. premium

Lot Details
An extremely rare Meissen two-handled jar and cover, late 1720s An extremely rare Meissen two-handled jar and cover, late 1720s An extremely rare Meissen two-handled jar and cover, late 1720s
An extremely rare Meissen two-handled jar and cover, late 1720s
Of squat baluster shape, with plain scroll handles and button finial, sprigged in relief with fruiting vines heightened in enamels around the handles, painted on both sides with fine chinoiserie figures in the manner of J. G. Höroldt on gilt scrollwork and Böttger lustre brackets, and on three vignettes on the cover, the borders with Laub- und Bandelwerk incorporating Böttger Lustre, the rim of the cover with a gilt scrollwork on a band of Böttger lustre, the finial coloured in enamels and gilding, the handles embellished with fine scrollwork and coloured panels, 12cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Reverend the Rt. Hon. Lord Byron (Frederick Byron, 10th Baron Byron 1861-1949), Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire

    The only other published example of this form is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Inv. BK-17416), formerly in the celebrated collections of Franz and Margarite Oppenheimer, Berlin (to 1938), and Dr. Fritz Manheimer, Amsterdam (published by A.L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, 2000, no.58). The Rijksmuseum example differs in several details, with three paw feet, a continuous chinoiserie scene, a simple gilt border to the rim of the cover, and a conical finial.
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