A Meissen Augustus Rex beaker vase, circa 1725-30

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Lot 66
A Meissen Augustus Rex beaker vase, circa 1725-30

Sold for £ 10,687 (US$ 14,257) inc. premium
A Meissen Augustus Rex beaker vase, circa 1725-30
Painted in underglaze-blue and enamels with elaborate flowering plants and leaves issuing from stylised rockwork at the base and hanging from the top rim, with scattered birds in flight and insects, the bulbous base of the vase painted with two flowering branches and a band of Böttger lustre around the footrim, mounted on a gilt-metal circular base with pierced foliate scrollwork, 43.8cm high, AR monogram in underglaze-blue (restored)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private Collection, Paris, sold at Christie's Paris, 24 June 2009, lot 83 (part)

    This vase was one of a pair, perhaps originally part of a garniture, of which the other is in the Malcolm Gutter Collection, San Francisco (M.L. Santangelo, A Princely Pursuit (2018), no. 53, cat. no. 76, where the painting is attributed to J.E. Stadler).
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A Meissen Augustus Rex beaker vase, circa 1725-30
A Meissen Augustus Rex beaker vase, circa 1725-30
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