A Meissen waste bowl depicting the Albrechtsburg, housing the Meissen manufactory, circa 1726

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Lot 19
A Meissen waste bowl depicting the Albrechtsburg, housing the Meissen manufactory, circa 1726

Sold for £ 5,312 (US$ 6,955) inc. premium
A Meissen waste bowl depicting the Albrechtsburg, housing the Meissen manufactory, circa 1726
Painted on the front with a view of the town of Meissen and the Albrechtsburg, the reverse with a view of the Elbe river, each within a gilt quatrelobe cartouche embellished with Böttger lustre and iron-red scrollwork, the sides with indianische Blumen, the interior with a similar cartouche painted in the manner of J.E. Stadler with a chinoiserie scene depicting two figures beneath a parasol in a garden, the rim with a gilt scroll- and strapwork border, 16.7cm diam., gilt numeral 46. (cracked across, some wear to gilt border)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Margarete Oppenheim Collection, Berlin, sold Julius Böhler, Munich Munich, 18-22 May 1936, lot 797 (part); where purchased by
    Slg. B. [Otto Blohm], Hamburg, sold by Hans W. Lange, Berlin, 18-19 November 1938, lot 559 (part);
    Herbert Wolfe Collection, sold at Bonhams, 17 June 1998, lot 38

    The view of Meissen is probably based on the engraving by Johann Alexander Thiele published in 1726, illustrated by C. Bodinek, Raffinesse im Akkord, II (2018), no. 320.

    Sold by agreement between the vendor and the Executor of the Estate of the late Margarete Oppenheim.

    This bowl shows a very rare view of the Albrechtsburg in Meissen, seen from the Elbe river. This late-Gothic castle complex was built between 1471 and 1524 by the ancestors of Augustus the strong as a new administrative and residential palace, the fist of its kind in German architectural history. The Palace was never used as such, and it remained largely unused until Augustus the Strong re-purposed the building to house the Meissen porcelain manufactory in 1710. Meissen porcelain was produced here until 1863.
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A Meissen waste bowl depicting the Albrechtsburg, housing the Meissen manufactory, circa 1726
A Meissen waste bowl depicting the Albrechtsburg, housing the Meissen manufactory, circa 1726
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