Mounted Vase

German (mounts probably French)
about 1730–35, gilt–bronze mounts, about 1745–49
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 26.8 x 17.5 cm (13 x 10 9/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2096a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration; gilt-bronze mounts

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pair of hexagonal vases decorated in the Chinese manner by Loewenfinck; mounted as perfume burners, made for Augustus the Strong; figures in pale blue, iron red costumes with pale green baskets, color repeated on leaf, and berries distinguishing panels. Mounts in ciselé bronze dore, four ajouré feet in the form of bat’s wings; handles forming bullrushes; ajouré tops terminating with grotesque winged animal finials. Front panel with birds, two cracks.

Markings

Porcelain: monogram AR in script in underglaze blue. Mount: stamped with crowned C four times.

Provenance

Armand Wittekind, Geneva; about 1948/1949, sold by Wittekind to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; January 5, 1949, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection