A very rare large Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730-35

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Lot 67
A very rare large Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730-35

Sold for £ 56,312 (US$ 73,630) inc. premium
A very rare large Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730-35
Of slender ovoid form with a flared foot, painted with four different panels depicting flowering plants, including peonies, hibiscus and water-lilies, two including a bird and butterfly, reserved on a ground pattern of iron-red overlapping circles enclosing four dots between borders of ochre and manganese petals, the top with a foliate border around the neck, the foot reserved with six rectangular panels of flowering plants and grasses, the domed cover with six similar panels below a border of petals, gilt-edged rims, mounted on a gilt-metal wreath of berried foliage on a square base, 69.5cm high overall, AR monogram in underglaze-blue (neck and finial replaced, restored hole and crack to side, small hole drilled through base) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 30 June 1980, lot 300;
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 6 April 1981, lot 173A
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A very rare large Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730-35
A very rare large Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730-35
A very rare large Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730-35
A very rare large Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730-35
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