Bottle vase

German
about 1730
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 10.2 cm (8 1/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.231

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

On View

Charles C. Cunningham Gallery (Gallery 247)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pear-shaped sake bottle painted in Kakiemon style with birds and flowering flowering foliage.

Inscription

Marks: incised Johanneum mark N=361-/W and incised into foot ring a former's (Dreher's) slash.

Provenance

About 1730, Augustus II (b. 1670 - d. 1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, for the Japanese Palace, Dresden; 1876, moved with the porcelain collection to the Johanneum, Dresden; around 1920s, probably sold from the Dresden porcelain collection. June 1, 1934, anonymous (Louis Jay and Conrad Binding estate and others) sale, Hugo Helbing, Frankfurt, lot 430, sold for RM 250. Dr. Korthaus (probably Wilhelm Korthaus, b. 1889 - d. 1968), Frankfurt; March 1, 1993, Korthaus collection sale, Christie's, London, lot 47, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Rita and Frits Markus Collection