AN EXCELLENT COPPER-RED AND GILT PAINTED BOTTLE VASE FROM THE COLLECTION OF FREDERICK AUGUSTUS (1670 - 1733) - ELECTOR OF SAXONY AND KING OF POLAND
30.000 € - 50.000 €
Description:China, Kangxi period, Johanneum inventory numbers N. 15 and I. 163, Dresden Residence inventory numbers II. A. 17. and P.O. 7997
H. 24,8 cm
Boldly painted with three solid red animals comprising a buffalo, a qilin and an apparent lion seated individually on the bulbous body below the long plain neck.
Collection of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1670-1733), acquired in 1723 from Count Flemming or the dealer Madame Bassetouche, documented by inventory numbers P.O. 7997, listed in the inventory of 1721 - 27. Japanese Palace, Dresden, then probably moved from the Japanese Palace to the Johanneum in 1876 - Property of the Free State of Saxony, 1918. Restitution to the former Royal House of Saxony (House of Wettin, Albertine Line e.v.) under the agreement with the Free State of Saxony - Important Bavarian private collection
Cf. the group of similar vases, whereby the pair to the present vase shown here with the inventory number P.O. 7998 is kept in Dresden, published by Eva Ströber 'La maladie de porcelaine...'Leipzig 2001, No. 18, vase shown on the left - Minimal traces of use, beautifully preserved