A Du Paquier food warmer and cover, circa 1730

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A Du Paquier food warmer and cover, circa 1730

Sold for £ 169,000 (US$ 227,960) inc. premium
A Du Paquier food warmer and cover, circa 1730
Column-shaped with fluted corners, moulded below the flared rim with green acanthus leaves at the corners and trellis panels flanking a shell heightened in gilding and enamels to the sides, painted with sprays of fruit and foliage to each side and European flowers to the corners, the broader, hollow base with a pierced trellis panels on each side moulded at the top with a gilt-edged panel painted with a flower and hung with three tassels, each fluted corner applied with a figure in Polish-style costume with the right hand either on the stomach or hat, the base and footrim with painted flower sprigs and a gilt line border, the domed cover with similar moulded trellis panels and painted flower sprigs below moulded trefoil drapes with gilt tassels, painted with European flowers, surmounted by a pinecone finial edged in green with a gilt tip, 39.5cm high, red-painted MAK inventory number Ke 7525.28977, old paper label numbered 372 (chip to tip of finial) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Heinrich Rothberger Collection, Vienna;
    Confiscated by the Vienna municipal authorities in November 1938;
    Acquired by the Staatliches Kunstgewerbemuseum (later Museum für angewandte Kunst), Vienna, in May 1939 (inv. no. Ke7525);
    Restituted to Heinrich Rothberger's niece, Mrs Bertha Gutmann, in 2003;
    Thence by descent

    Literature:
    W. Mrazek, Wiener Porzellan aus der Manufaktur Du Paquiers (1952), p.56, fig. 18;
    M. Newman, Porcelain Warming Urns, in Magazine Antiques (May, 1968), p. 660;
    W. Mrazek/W. Neuwirth, Wiener Porzellan 1718-1864 (n.d. - 1970), no. 89, pl. 16;
    M. Chilton/C. Lehner-Jobst (eds.), Fired by Passion (2009), cat. no. 397;
    C. Gschiel/U. Nimeth/L. Weidinger (eds.), Schneidern und Sammeln. Die Wiener Familie Rothberger, Schriftenreihe der Kommission für Provenienzforschung, vol. 2 (2010), pp. 100f. (illustrated);
    J. Munger, European Porcelain in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2018), p. 107, n. 6

    Only four other examples are known, all painted with flowers rather than fruit: one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, with a porcelain liner (Munger, no. 30); one in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Cologne, lacking its cover; one in the Museo Civico, Turin; and one offered at auction, Sotheby's London, 5 February 1952, lot 100).
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A Du Paquier food warmer and cover, circa 1730
A Du Paquier food warmer and cover, circa 1730
A Du Paquier food warmer and cover, circa 1730
A Du Paquier food warmer and cover, circa 1730
A Du Paquier food warmer and cover, circa 1730
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