A rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730

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Lot 11*
A rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730

Sold for £ 125,250 (US$ 168,946) inc. premium
A rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730
Of ovoid form, superbly painted in the manner of J.E. Stadler with a vignette depicting two large chinoiserie figures enclosed by vividly coloured indianische Blumen and birds in flight and perched on the flowers, the neck with similar flowering branches, the domed cover similarly decorated with an iron-red border of whorls and sunbursts to the rim, 38.4cm high, AR monogram in underglaze-blue, (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 2 March 1993, lot 269;
    The Rosa Alba Collection of Meissen Porcelain

    Literature:
    U. Pietsch/K. Jakobsen, Frühes Meissener Porzellan (1997), no. 177

    Exhibited:
    Düsseldorf, Hetjens-Museum, 'Frühes Meissener Porzellan Kostbarkeiten aus deutschen Privatsammlungen', 19 January-6 April 1997;
    Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresdeb, Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, Albertinum, 'Frühes Meissener Porzellan Kostbarkeiten aus deutschen Privatsammlungen', 7 May-13 July 1997

    A closely similar vase, possibly the pair to the present lot, is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (accession no. C.48&A-1971).
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A rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730
A rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730
A rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730
A rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730
A rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase and cover, circa 1730
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