Lot 5. Two Böttger 'Marbled' Stoneware Hafts, 1711; 3 3/8 in., 9.2 cm. long. Lot sold: 3,528 EUR (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 EUR). © Sotheby's
the pistol-shaped grips with red and white clay.
Note: Böttger stoneware handles are recorded in the 1711 inventories of the Meissen factory, see Claus Boltz, 'Formen des Böttgersteinzeugs im Jahre 1711', Mitteilungstblatt der Keramikfreunde der Schweitz, No. 97, 1982, p. 28.
A pair of polished examples of a different form is in the British Museum, London, reg. no. Franks.13. A polished stoneware pistol-form handle from the Collection of Martha L. Issacson, New York, sold at Sotheby's New York, 22 May 2001, lot 146. A knife blade fitted with a pistol-form handle of this marbled-body type was offered at Bonhams London, 6 December 2018, lot 222.
Sotheby's. Transformed by Fire A Private Collection of Early Meissen, Cologne, 1 July 2022