Lot 441. A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted ecuelle, cover and stand, circa 1725. Diameter of stand: 6 7/8 inEstimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the straight-sided bowl and circular stand painted with cartouches depicting with Chinoiserie figures at various pursuits, including an ostrich hunt on the stand, enclosed within Böttger lustre, iron-red and gilt scrollwork borders, the cover similarly decorated beneath the gilt twig knop with a circular panel of Chinoiserie figures, each with a gilt-edged rim and a band of gilt scrollwork on the cover and stand,  the stand with incised Dreher's mark X for Johann Daniel Rehschuh (Rainer Rückert,  Biographische Daten der Meißener Manufakturisten des 18. Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1990, p. 124).

ProvenanceChristie's Geneva, November 12, 1984, lot 169
Christie's London, December 12, 2002, lot 3.

LiteratureCassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 258, p. 540-41, illus.

Note: A second example of this form with similar mounts was sold at Sotheby's New York, June 26, 1971, lot 155, which had formerly been in the Collection of Jacques Mühsam (1857-1930), Berlin Collection, sold, Glückselig, Vienna, April 19, 1925, lot 48. Another was in the Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer Collection, Dresden, illustrated in the collection catalogue by Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Porzellansammlung Gustav von Klemperer, Dresden, 1928, no. 49. 

The unusual hunting scene on the stand derives from plate 85 of the Schulz Codex.


Detail of plate 85 of the Schulz Codex.

Sotheby's. Selected Meissen and Other Ceramics from the Collection of Henry H. Arnhold, 24 Oct 2019